Solar-Powered Clean Water in Uganda

by Water Compass, Inc.
Solar-Powered Clean Water in Uganda
Solar-Powered Clean Water in Uganda
Solar-Powered Clean Water in Uganda
Solar-Powered Clean Water in Uganda
Solar-Powered Clean Water in Uganda
Solar-Powered Clean Water in Uganda
Solar-Powered Clean Water in Uganda
Solar-Powered Clean Water in Uganda
Solar-Powered Clean Water in Uganda
Solar-Powered Clean Water in Uganda
Solar-Powered Clean Water in Uganda
Solar-Powered Clean Water in Uganda

Summary

Water is essential to life. Water Compass will drill a new water source and install a solar-powered pumping system to provide clean water to two communities in Uganda. Approximately 1000 people will benefit from clean water, powered by clean energy!

$20,000
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$0
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1
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Challenge

Water Compass works in water-stressed areas of Uganda where as little as 38% of the population have access to clean water. Additionally, Water Compass assessed over 1,750 existing water sources in central Uganda and found 55% to be non-functional and most had been broken for over one year. The combination of limited and broken water supply infrastructure means hundreds of thousands of people live without access to clean water every single day.

Solution

Water Compass will drill a new water source and install a solar-powered pumping system to bring clean water to two communities in central Uganda known as Mbirizi B and Mbirizi C. Using a solar-powered pump, as opposed to a more commonly used handpump, means water can be piped to communities and greatly reduce the distance and time it takes people to collect water. Lastly, Water Compass manages the water system to ensure it functions 24/7!

Long-Term Impact

The long term impact of having reliable access to clean water is extraordinary! Not only is health greatly improved, but it also supports the development of economic activity and helps to keep children in school, instead of spending long hours collecting water from distant and unsafe sources. A reliable source of clean water is truly a game changer for communities!

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.watercompass.org/​
Water Compass Facebook page

Organization Information

Water Compass, Inc.

Location: Boston, MA - USA
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @Water_Compass
Project Leader:
Ned Morgan
Boston, MA United States
$21,421 raised of $20,000 goal
 
96 donations
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