UPDATE! The water situation

Whoever said that water is life said it in a most accurate way. Most of us were taught at school about the importance of water and how it fit in the life equation but it never made sense to me then not till I saw how people in rural areas suffer just to get a jerrycan of clean water. That is when I realized that maybe just maybe I was taking the availability of clean water at home for granted.

Your body is comprised of about 65 percent water, which is needed for a number of physiological processes and biochemical reactions, including but not limited to: Blood circulation, metabolism, regulation of body temperature, waste removal and detoxification. Further more we need water to run a homestead, to ensure hygiene and good health. Generally water is life!

Children (Jackie and Shanita) on their way to get water

Children (Joyce and Shanita) on their way to get water

There is one borehole on the village that supports the whole community and it is only for the strong or those who have the time to wait for over 6hours in the queue or those who can wake up in the middle of the night.

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Children at the borehole

On a good sunny day, you find jerrycans of all sizes lined up with children waiting patiently for their turn however long the wait maybe.

Joseph (our team leader) helping a child get water from a swamp

Joseph (our team leader) helping a child get water from a swamp

At our children’s home, children have to walk long distances to get water and since they cannot carry the big jerrycans they have to repeat the journey over and over again, I mean they still need the water but for how long can this go on.

A children exploring the swamp for more clearer water.

A child exploring the swamp for more clearer water.

BaNgaAfayo Initiative Uganda, wants to construct at least one concrete water tank and at least two underground wells for the community, where clean flowing water will be assured and also the difficulties of getting clean water will be lessened.

Contribute to this water project by donating whatever you can so we can help these rural families access clean water a lot easier and this way ensure good hygiene and good health.

We can do more together…

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