why water?

Clean water is key to ending poverty, but nearly 1 in 5 people across Uganda faces severe water shortages and half must walk more than 30 minutes to reach a protected water source.
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why water?

Clean water is key to ending poverty, but nearly 1 in 5 people across Uganda faces severe water shortages.

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clean water unlocks radical community transformation

Education

Less time spent walking for water means more time spent in classrooms for boys and girls. But because the burden of water collection and treatment is heaviest for girls, just reducing water collection time by half is enough to increase girls’ school attendance by 3.5% in rural areas

Time & income

Water access redeems productive time for adults, so much so that the World Health Organization says 70% of the benefits from an improved water source come from the productivity that can be leveraged when people reinvest time that would have been spent walking for water into income-generating activities

health

Clean water access means less diarrheal disease, less stunting and malnutrition, and fewer deaths—particularly of children under 5, for whom diarrhea is the 2nd leading cause of death worldwide. And when people have more abundant acess to clean water, they can have better hygiene, which is critical to preventing disease.³

Economics

Water access is at the heart of macroeconomic growth because it frees resources and indirectly boosts human capital. Underdeveloped countries with improved water and sanitation services experience GDP growth at a rate of 3.7% per capita per year. Comparable countries without these services only grow at a rate of 0.1% per year.⁴

freedom

When clean water access becomes reliable, everyone benefits. They can work or go to school instead of spending hours fetching surface water. They take the money they save from purchasing firewood to boil water and invest it in a small business. They can spend their days heathy & empowered to pursue their dreams.²

unlock radical community transformation

Education

Less time spent walking for water means more time spent in classrooms for boys and girls. But because the burden of water collection and treatment is heaviest for girls, just reducing water collection time by half is enough to increase girls’ school attendance by 3.5% in rural areas

Time & income

Water access redeems productive time for adults, so much so that the World Health Organization says 70% of the benefits from an improved water source come from the productivity that can be leveraged when people reinvest time that would have been spent walking for water into income-generating activities

health

Clean water access means less diarrheal disease, less stunting and malnutrition, and fewer deaths—particularly of children under 5, for whom diarrhea is the 2nd leading cause of death worldwide. And when people have more abundant acess to clean water, they can have better hygiene, which is critical to preventing disease.³

Economics

Water access is at the heart of macroeconomic growth because it frees resources and indirectly boosts human capital. Underdeveloped countries with improved water and sanitation services experience GDP growth at a rate of 3.7% per capita per year. Comparable countries without these services only grow at a rate of 0.1% per year.⁴

freedom

When clean water access becomes reliable, everyone benefits. They can work or go to school instead of spending hours fetching surface water. They take the money they save from purchasing firewood to boil water and invest it in a small business. They can spend their days heathy & empowered to pursue their dreams.²

proven clean water solutions

You’ll bring your passion, we’ll bring our expertise. With over a decade of experience under our belt, giving water & giving life in Uganda is easy for you when we work together.

proven clean water solutions

You’ll bring your passion, we’ll bring our expertise. With over a decade of experience under our belt, giving water & giving life in Uganda is easy for you when we work together.

Our passion and focus may be clean water, but we’re all playing on the same team to see the world become a better place for current and future generations. That’s why we make sure our work aligns with as many of the United Nations’ broader sustainable development goals as possible.

Everything we do revolves around water, hygiene and sanitation, so there’s no question this is our bullseye SDG goal. But the impact of clean water is far reaching, meaning our work aligns with a number of other goals.
Our clean water solutions have a direct impact on poverty reduction by moving indicators around health, nutrition, academic performance, and women’s empowerment.
The clean water that our solutions provide is an essential component for safe food preparation and field irrigation, which fuels robust agricultural production.
Clean water is the foundation of good health for all, including new mothers and young children. Rural health facilities that are equipped with one or more of our clean water solutions see fewer health complications and lower maternal/infant mortality rates.
Schools that have a consistent supply of safe water see higher enrollment, better academic performance, a more equitable distribution of male and female students, and improved student health.
Increased water resources in a community open opportunities for women and girls outside of domestic chores.  Clean water at schools drastically increases girls’ enrollment, especially in secondary school.
Clean water is key to unlocking a person’s potential because it boosts cognitive function, enables consistent job attendance, and improves work performance. And a better workforce means greater economic growth.
The primary method of purifying water in Uganda is boiling it over a wood or charcoal fire, which contributes to deforestation. By offering an alternative solution to water purification (water filters) or equipping communities with safe groundwater (borehole well rehabs), we’re helping conserve Uganda’s environment and mitigating the impact of climate change.
Clean water, hygiene, and sanitation are basic ingredients to success in nearly every human endeavor. That’s why we approach our work assuming we will be engaged in a robust collection of collaborative partnerships. From foundations to government agencies to businesses to nonprofit oragnizations, the cross-pollination that occurs as we work together helps improve all of our solutions.

Our passion and focus may be clean water, but we’re all playing on the same team to see the world become a better place for current and future generations. That’s why we make sure our work aligns with as many of the United Nations’ broader sustainable development goals as possible.

Ready to give water & Give life?

Send us your thoughts, ask us your questions, or just say hi!

Ready to give water & Give life?

Send us your thoughts, ask us your questions, or just say hi!