This is a lush green country with some arid spots but a considerable amount of rainfall that should easily sustain a water system and even an electrical system country wide.
Many people are focusing on clean water here but it is amazing to see the amount of clean water sources that have been done here by the church over the last 10 years.
The church is funding many types of water projects.
|Spring runoff before it is protected|
|Protected spring can have as many pipes as flow allows - flows year around.|
|Water source is open for animals to drink and is usually stagnant water.|
|Can be built in 2-3 days and is protected by fence to keep animals away.|
|Only alternative water source for these villagers was collecting water from the swamp|
|Children are very fearful of collecting water at a pond or swamp because of snakes and crocodiles|
|Children are assigned to fetch water each day which can take 4-6 hours causing them to miss a day of school.so a school water source is a real blessing|
|Any water for a school is a wonderful gift|
In Uganda during the last 18 months the church has funded
- 267 Protected springs
- 50 hand dug wells
- 20 boreholes
- 78 water catchment systems for schools and health clinics
- 90 6-stance latrines and hand washing stations for schools.
|Includes a wash room for girls to clean up and a stance for handicapped.|
|Hand washing station near latrine|
- 70 Clothes Washing Stations at water source sites
- 390,000+ people receiving clean water and training in hygiene and sanitation.
|Close washing station at water source|
Your LDS Charites WATER DOLLARS doing good works in Uganda.