Clean water in Uganda

In many of the areas in which we work, we have met people who depend on water sources that are contaminated with harmful pathogens and bacteria. If available at all, clean water may be limited or difficult to obtain.

On a recent trip to northwest Uganda, we introduced headteachers and community leaders to the idea of using a water purification system given to us by a friend. We set up a filter at each of the four primary schools in Papoga, Zombo District to supplement our program in teaching hand washing and healthy sanitation practices. With simple maintenance, these filters can purify up to 150 gallons of clean, safe drinking water each day for up to 10 years.

Photos by Austin M. Price