Clean Water for 1,500 Children in Uganda

by SPOUTS of Water Inc
Clean Water for 1,500 Children in Uganda
Clean Water for 1,500 Children in Uganda
Clean Water for 1,500 Children in Uganda
Clean Water for 1,500 Children in Uganda
Clean Water for 1,500 Children in Uganda
Clean Water for 1,500 Children in Uganda
Clean Water for 1,500 Children in Uganda
Clean Water for 1,500 Children in Uganda
Clean Water for 1,500 Children in Uganda
Clean Water for 1,500 Children in Uganda
Clean Water for 1,500 Children in Uganda
Clean Water for 1,500 Children in Uganda
Clean Water for 1,500 Children in Uganda
Clean Water for 1,500 Children in Uganda
Clean Water for 1,500 Children in Uganda
Clean Water for 1,500 Children in Uganda
Clean Water for 1,500 Children in Uganda
Clean Water for 1,500 Children in Uganda

Summary

20 million Ugandans lack access to clean water, leading to easily preventable diseases. Among those most at risk are children, whose developing immune systems can't handle the physical stress imposed by COVID-19, malnutrition, and waterborne diseases (the #2 killer of children). We will install our Purifaaya filter, which eliminates 99.9% of bacteria from water, and our handiClean handwashing station, in three schools in the District of Mityana, impacting 1,500 children and their families.

$8,000
total goal
$1,042
remaining
52
donors
1
monthly donor
2
years

Challenge

Many of Uganda's rural families and schools do not have the ability to provide clean drinking water for their students, resulting in dehydration and waterborne diseases. This negatively affects their health, education, and dignity. Lack of clean water results in improper hygiene, sanitation, malnutrition, and disease, greatly affecting the learning and development of children, and disproportionally affecting girls, increasing their dropout rate, and hindering economic and societal progress.

Solution

By providing drinking water filters, handwashing stations and hygiene education to these schools, students will have proper hydration, they will be able to focus on their education, continue with their studies, less missed school days, and be free from waterborne diseases that are expensive to treat and life threatening. Handwashing stations will curb the spread of COVID-19 and other diseases amongst the children, teachers, families and their community, when children take behavior changes home.

Long-Term Impact

This project will provide an increased rate of child survival for 1,500 children, which would extend into the community, lowering the infection rate of waterborne and transmittable diseases. The students will have the opportunity to learn and obtain an education, school attendance and graduation numbers will increase, especially for girls. Money previously spent to treat waterborne diseases can be utilized for other economic endeavors and provide opportunities for thriving families & community.

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Organization Information

SPOUTS of Water Inc

Location: Des Plaines, IL - USA
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @spoutsimpact
Project Leader:
Barika Poole
Des Plaines, IL United States
$6,958 raised of $8,000 goal
 
89 donations
$1,042 to go
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