This community in Uganda received a drilled well. This well was constructed by a professional team of drillers that reached water deep underground. To instill a strong sense of ownership, the community was also part of the planning and building process. Before this well was constructed, this community spent hours collecting dirty and unsafe water. Now they have improved access to clean water, sanitation and a water committee trained in promoting best hygiene practices.See how we tied your Dollars to Projects
The remainder of the cost of this project was funded by individual donations for a total of $13,445.52
We publish a project when we've approved a final report from our partners and made sure your project is working for the best of the community.
Decades of conflict have internally displaced 1.7 million people, mostly women and children. The country is stable but some 500,000 people have returned to their villages to find their only water sources are contaminated. Others are surviving in sprawling camps with little access to clean water or sanitation.<br />charity: water's first wells ever were drilled in Uganda. Now, charity: water serves more than 53,700 people with 94 different clean, safe water projects.
These are the GPS coordinates of your project, plotted in Google Maps. A GPS (Global Positioning System) coordinate is the exact latitude and longitude of any given point on the Earth’s surface. charity: water uses GPS coordinates to record the location of each water project we fund. Please note: there are many of different formats for GPS. We use degree decimal format.
This is the population of the community that has access to your water project.
The water technologies we fund depend on the region's water availability, culture and economic conditions. Our partners survey each site and meet with the communities to determine the best solution.
This community received a drilled well. A professional team drilled deep into the earth to reach fresh underground aquifers, then capped the well with a hand pump. Drilled wells reach water that is inaccessible by hand-digging, and usually yield more water than hand-dug wells. They are also more expensive to implement because of gas costs required to drive heavy machinery to the drill site.
This campaign raised enough to be recognized as the sponsor of this project. Read more about sponsorship on mycw.
This is the cost of the water project you funded. Costs vary by country and by project type, and depend on a wide range of variables such as the local cost of fuel and cement at the time your project was built. This project’s cost includes any hygiene training or community maintenance models for the project’s sustainability.
charity: water works with partners in the field to build and implement water projects. Our partners have years of experience. They know the land, the people, the culture and the most appropriate water technology for each area of work. They report this data from the field to help us provide proof of your completed project(s).
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