67% OF PEOPLE IN RURAL UGANDA LIVE WITHOUT ACCESS TO CLEAN WATER.

Every day women and children spend hours carrying heavy jerry cans to deliver water to their families. This essential job makes children late for school and takes up time women could be using to make money. Often the water they collect isn’t clean and it makes them sick.

CLEAN WATER IS LIFE CHANGING.

  • HEALTH - plentiful, clean, water reduces outbreaks of waterborne diseases like typhoid and diarrhoea, saving lives.

  • TIME - access to clean water gives families more time to grow food, earn an income and go to school.

  • EDUCATION - a local borehole means children can be in the classroom when lessons begin. It ensures children have time to play with friends and do their homework.

  • INCOME - water on tap provides women the time to set up their own small businesses and fight poverty.

  • PEACE - lack of water frequently causes arguments and stress in the home. Clean water can bring harmony to a household.

  • SUSTAINABILITY - each household pays 25p a month for water drawn from the borehole. This fund is used for any future repairs, enabling a borehole to be sustainable.The by-product of the repair fund allows the community to set up their own microfinance loan scheme, as there will be no repairs needed in the first few years. As the repair pot grows, members of the community can apply for small business loans from the borehole repair pot. Interest on repayments allows the pot to grow. Members of the community can pay in more than 25p a month if they wish, allowing the village to have a little savings bank right at the heart of their own community. 

WHAT ARE WE DOING ABOUT THE WATER CRISIS?

Different communities have different needs. We construct boreholes, shallow wells, rainwater harvesting tanks and BioSand filters after speaking with local experts and community members to find the best, sustainable, solution.

Alongside providing access to water, we deliver training in sanitation and hygiene and establish a local committee to look after the new water source to ensure the water never dries up.

A BOREHOLE COSTS £4700 

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MEET HASSAN...


This little chap used to miss school three days out of five because he was suffering from diarrhoea as a result of drinking dirty water. Amigos built a well in his village and now he's drinking clean water he makes it to school five days a week. His future is looking good!

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Over 100,000 people have gained access to clean water through Amigos' water projects!

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