Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Making clean water more accessible to women and children by building more wells

"In Africa alone, people spend 40 billion hours every year just walking for water. Women and children usually bear the burden of water collection, walking miles to the nearest source, which is unprotected and likely to make them sick. Time spent walking and resulting diseases keep them from school, work and taking care of their families. Along their long walk, they're subjected to a greater risk of harassment and sexual assault. Hauling cans of water for long distances takes a toll on the spine and many women experience back pain early in life. With safe water nearby, women are free to pursue new opportunities and improve their families’ lives. Kids can earn their education and build the future of their communities." - Charity Water

In October 2010 Think Humanity built their first well in the Kyangwali Refugee Camp in Uganda. This was possible by a grant from Global Healing. More than 1,000 refugees will benefit. Before people would wait hours for the water to come from the small spring. Animals used the same water and it was unclean.  During the day the lines were long so many times people would go to fetch water in the night and sleep near the site with their gerry cans.

Now there is enough water to provide refugees with water for drinking, cooking, showering and to wash their clothes.
The community was so grateful. They are going to maintain the area and keep it clean.
Thank you Global Healing for the well in the Kinyakeitaka Village.

NOW --we want to build a second well in the Muninsa Village. This will provide water for more than 1,000 people at about $3 each person for the life of the well.
Help us build this second well in the Kyangwali Refugee Camp in western Uganda.

To donate towards the Maji ni Uzima water project you can visit this link:

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