Uganda

Northern Uganda is rebounding after two decades of civil war. More than 1.6 million people were internally displaced (80% were women and children) and many remain far from home today.

But clean water projects can improve health, shorten the time spent walking for water, and even help define and rebuild communities returning to or looking for a home after years of displacement. 

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Stories

“I feel beautiful for the first time.”

Every day Helen had to choose how to use the little bit of water she had. Now that she has a steady source, she says she feels beautiful for the first time.

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About Uganda

  • 39,032,383 national population
  • 34.6% live below poverty line*
  • * Living below the poverty line is defined as earning less than $1.90/day.
  • 67.54% of rural lack access to water *
  • 82.59% of rural lack sanitation *
  • * We work almost exclusively in rural areas, where the need for clean water is incredibly great.

Our Work Here

  • Started working in 2006
  • 285,537 people served *
  • * This number represents the total number of people who will gain access to clean water after all projects have been completed. This number is updated periodically as we receive new information from the field.
  • 564 projects funded
  • $6,620,150 invested