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Provide 3,000 school children clean water in Uganda

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26551

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Our goal
Reduce transmission of COVID-19 and water-borne illness by providing clean water to 3,000 children.
The Challenge

Hand-washing is first line of defense in preventing COVID-19, but its a luxury to millions

Annually, diarrhea from dirty water claims the lives of an estimated 1.5 million children under the age of five, in developing countries. Children who lack access to clean drinking water are also susceptible to malnutrition and have a reduced resistance to infections such as COVID-19. These children will be at a higher risk of contracting the deadly Coronavirus and waterborne illnesses. We must act now and give them a chance to survive disease outbreaks such as these.

Our Solution

A 200,000-liter Rainwater Harvesting Tank to provide clean water to 3,000 students.

Drink Local Drink Tap Inc., (DLDT) recognizes that clean water is a basic necessity of life. It ensures that the poor and vulnerable are not robbed of their right to safe water. We provide sustainable water solutions to the most impoverished communities in Uganda by building strong partnerships.

We engage parents, teachers, students, elders and local council people to ensure the community is in the driver’s seat in making project decisions, acting as a true partner with DLDT. A School WASH Committee is established, which signs an MoU that outlines the roles of DLDT and the School WASH Committee. The Committee establishes a savings account with a minimum of $250 for the upkeep and maintenance of the project’s long-term success before DLDT starts raising money for the larger project.

Namatala and Museveni schools share the same land and are located at a high elevation. Mbale town water cannot reach them due to the type of infrastructure in town, leaving the schools ‘high and dry’. The schools don’t have the resources to build a large-scale water project to serve 3,000 people, so a partnership with DLDT is necessary to improve their situation for decades to come.

Your Impact

A donation of $30 provides a child with safe water for the entirety of their primary school years.

Your donation will help 3,000 children have access to a safe water source to drink and wash hands. Availability of clean water to wash hands will not just give these children a chance to protect themselves against COVID-19 but also reduce the school drop-out rate - Similar water projects have shown that as water quality improves rate of waterborne illnesses and other diseases drops and so does the school dropout rate.

$15,000 Minimum Funding Goal
  • 53%-Perform difficult excavations

  • 47%-Framework for underground tank

$44,100 Campaign Booster Funding

This displays the maximum incremental additional funding the campaign could receive (Maximum Funding Amount (MFA) less Minimum Funding Goal)). For example, if the MFA is $100,000 and the MFG $10,000, it would show the difference of $90,000 here.

  • 54%-Pipework & Solar Pumping

  • 33%-Framework & tanks

  • 6%-Staff Salaries

  • 4%-Sundries and Finishes

  • 1%-Mobilization, Medical, Crews

  • 1%-Office Space and Utilities

  • 1%-Monitoring & Training

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