Ating Village Northern Uganda Receives Safe Water Supply
March 18, 2021
Ating Village, population 500 in rural Northern Uganda were desperately in need of a well to supply them with clean water so they no longer need to walk several kms to reach their current poor-quality water source. Christmas this year was certainly different with the construction of their village well facilitated by Hydroflux, Love Mercy and their sponsors.
Partnering with Love Mercy Australia to provide clean water to rural communities in Northern Uganda through Love Mercy’s Well Worth It program – https://www.lovemercyfoundation.org/causes/well-worth-it/ – Hydroflux was proud to help deliver the first of many wells this year to help relieve poverty through easy and safe access to clean water.
Each project will includes a hand pump and a bore hole that will reach a depth of at least 60m.
In Northern Uganda, women and children walk anywhere from 5 – 10kms to collect essential water 3 times per day, often leaving them in vulnerable situations and not allowing them to attend school to receive an education that will give them opportunities that poverty will not.
For women who are the primary caretakers of the land and family in Uganda. This time takes away from tending to their crop and caring for their family. The crops are essential – they take time to grow are the main source of income for a family. They are also often the main source of food. Once a crop has been harvested, a woman can sell that at the market for income to send her children to school, to pay for health care to buy other food.
Often, the water collected is sourced from creeks and swamps where domestic and wild animals congregate to drink and is heavily contaminated.
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