Thanks to a grant from the Ilene Beal Foundation, the international non-profit Water Compass has built their newest, fully sustainable water supply in rural Uganda.
The solar-powered water source will be managed and supervised locally, with proceeds from sales supporting the ongoing maintenance of the supply.
“I’m happy to share that the water supply is now operational,” reports Water Compass Executive Director Ned Morgan. “It will really make such a difference to the community.”
Accèss to clean water for rural Ugandans can be extremely difficult, particularly to the women and girls who are traditionally tasked with washing and water collection. Having a local source will allow more school-age girls to attend school, and help immeasurably for health and hygiene.