WELLS OF LIFE
Clean water and sanitation are necessities for life.
Despite this, an estimated 844 million people around the world still do not have a source of safe water near their homes and a further 2.3 billion people do not have access to a toilet.
Unsafe water and poor sanitation are some of the largest barriers to eradicating extreme poverty.
This can lead to some difficult choices to make. Should families spend hours each day walking, collecting and carrying water from far away sources for clean water? A family will need about 20litres per person for drinking, washing, cleaning and cooking. Or should they be tempted by a water source nearer to home that isn’t safe and risk catching dangerous diseases?
Most rural communities in Uganda have no access to clean water. Almost in every village we have visited, people share water with animals. Some ponds have stagnant water thus becoming a breeding ground to mosquitoes. The most vulnerable groups of people affected are the little children whose task majorly is to fetch water.
This has exposed entire communities to sickness and poor hygiene.
Since 2014, BCOM has reached out to different villages in Greater Masaka by manually drilling boreholes.
Sometimes we have encountered great challenges more so at locating the water table in some areas we can find the water at 120ft after encountering hard rocks.
The current cost for a village well is $5,000. You can support this project using the information below. Kindly send an email to email@example.com incase you have any queries in regards to making donations.