Clean & Safe Water
Clean water is key to ending poverty, but nearly 1 in 5 people across Uganda faces severe water shortages and half must walk more than 30 minutes to reach a protected water source. We partner with Lwazi Outreach Ministries in this endeavor.
HOW WE DO WATER PROJECTS
- Rain water collection systems (Water Tanks)
- Borehole well rehabilitation
- New borehole wells
- Hygiene and sanitation solicitations (Water Filters)
WHY WE CHOOSE TO VENTURE INTO WATER PROJECT
Children spend less time walking Less time spent walking to look from water from sources far from home and spend more time in school and classrooms studying and playing with their friends. The burden of water collection is on children but heavier on girls, by just reducing water collection time by half is enough to increase girls’ school attendance by 3.5% in rural areas.
Time & Income
An Easy access to water saves time which is in turn used in productive labour that earns people an income. World health organization statistics say that 70% of the benefits from an improved water source came from productivity that can be leveraged when people reinvest time that would have been spent walking in search for water into income generating activities.
Access to clean water means less disease like cholera, diarrheal, wasting, stunting and malnutrition particularly in children under five years which is the second leading cause of death worldwide.
Water access is at the heart of macroeconomic growth because it frees resources and indirectly boosts human capital. Underdeveloped countries with improved water and sanitation services experience GPD growth rate at 3.7% per capita per year. Comparable countries without these services only grow at a rate of 0.1% per year.
Women & Girls
The water crisis affects every person, regardless of age or gender. But it has a disproportionate impact on women and girls, who the UN estimates spend at least twice as much time—and in some regions, up to nine times as much time—collecting water than men.
When clean water access becomes reliable, everyone benefits. They can work or go to school instead of spending hours fetching surface water. They take the money they save from purchasing firewood to boil water and invest it in a small business. They can spend their days heathy & empowered to pursue their dreams.
“Everyone deserves clean and safe drinking water”
“Children and women (who are the ones who are tasked with the job of collecting water for the family) don’t have to walk miles to get water and end up missing school, walking risky lonely long journeys and they labour a lot to clean/treat it”.
Be part of this great cause to extend clean water to rural areas.
Your faithful generosity allows Rescue the poor Uganda to meet the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of many of the most vulnerable children and families in Uganda. Lives are transformed, relationships are restored, and communities are changed because of YOUR generosity.