When Clean Water is No Longer a Question

Friday, July 7th, 2017 by micayla

 We recently partnered with two other organizations to tackle a problem plaguing thousands of rural Ugandans: the shortage of clean, sustainable water sources.

 

To date, ROWAN has dug six wells, but we serve over 35 villages. Some villages already have wells, but many are still getting water from stagnant ponds. We decided to do something about this problem in Busoga, Uganda.

Without water

Lacking accessibility to clean, sustainable water carries a variety of heartbreaking implications. As one of our partners, Love Water, explains, some people do their best to obtain water in any way that they can, which often involves digging pits and waiting for them to fill with rainwater. However, even those fortunate enough to live near a river run the risk of contamination from the ground, the animals, and people using the rivers to wash. For those who do not have the luxury of a nearby water source of any kind must often trek many miles to retrieve it from a source elsewhere.

Did you know that it only costs $5,000 to build a well that will serve thousands?

With water

For the people of Busoga, the new well means:

—clean, safe drinking water

—healthier people who are not subjected to the diseases carried in contaminated water

—less time wasted walking long distances to carry water home, only to have to turn around and make the trip the next day

—healthier students who can invest more energy in their education

More about our recent partners

 

Love Water strives “to provide access to clean water in order to restore health and create opportunity in global communities. We believe that the basic need of water must be met in order for there to be a complete socio-economic transformation from poverty to sustainability… It is our goal to transform the impoverished areas we visit into thriving and self-sustaining groups.” Learn more about this organization here!

Solibad exists “to bring together the badminton community to collect funds in order to help projects involving children in different parts of the planet. We are keen on helping small scale projects initiated by locals or by ourselves. We take action seriously but with humility and without being condescending, by using the time and resources donated by individuals or groups willing to join our cause. We ask everyone to put their skills, enthusiasm, financial help and/or his time for the causes and projects that we support.” Follow this link to learn more about Solibad!

A HUGE thank you to our partners who compassionately acknowledged a basic, unmet need and worked tirelessly to make clean, sustainable water a reality for thousands of impoverished people.

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