Namalere

Published May 2017

240

People Served

Drilled Well

Recognition Text

Sanctuary Advent Conspiracy

Project Cost

$11,307.25

Local Partner

GOAL

Field Notes

Thanks to the group of supporters who donated and fundraised in late 2015, this community in the Busoga region of Uganda received access to clean water! The donations funded a drilled well in a region where only 59% of the population has access to clean water.

The construction of a drilled well requires a team of professionals to drill deep underground, reaching aquifers that aren’t accessible by hand-digging. To instill a sense of ownership, the community joins in the planning and building process. Local residents form water committees, which are trained to promote the best hygiene practices for health and sanitation among the community.

Families used to spend hours walking to collect water that wasn’t safe to drink. Now, they’re walking much less. Most importantly, the water they bring home is clean and safe.

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