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. 



“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

  • 40,141,300 national population
  • 38% live below poverty line*
  • * Living below the poverty line is defined as earning less than $1.25/day.
  • 24% of rural lack access to water *
  • 83% 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
  • 564 projects funded
  • $6,620,120 invested

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