|Clean water is the foundation for good health.
How does a child stay hydrated without clean water? How does a mom cook or wash clothes? What good are reusable hygiene kits if the young women have no way to wash them? Why would a person brush his teeth or bathe when his only water is drawn from a distant pond or stream filled with bacteria?
Thanks to generous donations from people like you, we are ready to move forward. We have funding for all of Phase One – and probably Phase Two – of a plan to bring pure water into the three villages served by our master team.
Rainwater Collection System in Kitsolima II. We proposed earlier to drill a bore hole well in a different village (Kinyante IV), but we found out there is a 5% chance that they won’t hit water there. Those odds are favorable, but we want a 100% probability of success on our first project.
Rainwater collection systems are comprised of a 10,000 Liter (2,600 Gallon) polyvinyl tank placed on cement base with a gutter system that is attached to an existing metal roof. These systems will last for 30 years, providing clean water for thousands over their lifespan. With an average of 80 inches of rainfall a year (more than twice the rainfall compared to where we live in Vancouver, Washington), Uganda is an ideal location for rainwater harvesting as a primary source of clean water.