Friends, family, supporters, and curious readers, we hope all is going well for you as we quickly move into summer. As you may know, the EDGE Project travel team is currently working on their projects in Uganda on Lingira Island. This, of course, means our safe water project is presently underway and making progress. The couple months before leaving for Uganda, the team worked day in and day out on preparations of every aspect; delivery of ceramic kegs, water testing kits, travel options, and how to get a hold of necessary supplies in Uganda.
Currently, the team has found themselves neck deep in their efforts to supply Lingira with a viable option for safe and healthy water. With the help of one of the Kosim Water Keg founders, we're able to begin E Coli testing to deem the kegs effective and ready for on-site implementation. Even with preliminary tests, the basic ceramic filters showed no traces of E Coli and a cleaner water in general. This will only get more sanitary with the full assembly of the kegs.
Our most difficult step is to ensure the sustainability of these kegs once they have been placed in households around the island. Ongoing efforts on the island are trying to solve this question, which involves a lot of education series about water sanitation, as well as more integration of the filter with the culture. The travelers have been doing their best at spreading the word and ensuring a comprehensive understanding of the necessity of clean water. These efforts are all to see the kegs successfully assembled and put into action, but more importantly, are to draw normal means of drinking water away from the lake into a healthier and safer solution. The positive impacts clean water can have are immense, and only when Lingira has a healthy population will our other projects hold more weight and help as many people as possible.
Thanks, folks, for your incredible support in our efforts. Make sure to keep up with the EDGE Project's blog (link at the bottom) to see what the travelers have been up to. It's a good way to hear what is going on through the perspective of the travelers themselves.
The EDGE Project