Water for Life
Globally, almost 1 billion people lack safe drinking water, and over 2.5 billion people live without proper sanitation.
Rural villagers in hot climates often have to walk 10-15 kilometers to fetch water, and even then it is not safe drinking water. It is often women and children who travel long distances to fetch water, and in the process, if they are collecting from streams or rivers, these are the places where they get attacked by malarial mosquitos and and as a result suffer health problems and crippling poverty.
Humanity First Uganda believes that access to clean water is a right, and not a privilege. Our Water for Life programme offers a range of clean water solutions for villages and small towns in low income communities as well as proper sanitation facilities. We ensure sustainability of our deployments by also training people in the importance of hygiene and sanitation, and training local teams to perform routine maintenance and repairs. We have done over 500 installations serving almost 1.5 million people daily.
Humanity First Uganda is installing and repairing village level water facilities and installing toilet facilities in schools.
We ensure sustainability of our deployments by educating the communities about hygiene and sanitation to maintain systems for running water.
Safe and clean drinking water is one of the most fundamental human rights there are. Yet, billions of people lack access to an adequate water source. According to the World Health Organization, two billion people (or more) worldwide must drink water contaminated by human and animal wasters, and 844 million people lack access to an improved water source within a 30 minute round trip. Through the Water for Life initiative, Humanity First Uganda is working to eliminate these dangerous and inhumane conditions with the help of donors and volunteers like you.
KEY PROGRAMME STATS
The State of Global Clean Water
Global safe water access is at crisis levels. Poor water management and conservation, over-utilization, conflict and lack of sustainable and equitable development pose major problems. Poorer areas, refugee camps and other informal settlements, and rural regions are particularly at risk. In some of the least developed regions people still depend on contaminated surface water, with no filtration or safety controls. This water crisis exacerbates other problems under-served communities face, such as lack of food and the threat of disease. The WHO estimates that diarrhea from unsafe water and inadequate sanitation kills 842,000 people every year, including 361,000 children under the age of five. Water contamination from heavy metals and other toxins also extracts a huge toll, causing neurological disorders and other life-long health conditions, as well as premature death. And with climate change and population growth further straining water supplies, the situation could soon get much, much worse.
How the Water for Life Initiative Helps
Humanity First Uganda helps poor and under-served communities access clean drinking water. Our Water For Life initiative has served over 1 million beneficiaries since 2007. Not only do we provide emergency clean drinking water solutions in disasters, we also help communities improve their own water availability, for example by digging wells for clean water, fixing pumps and providing technical assistance for water management. But digging water wells, and installing hand pumps in Uganda villages and other places with water issues isn’t enough. That’s why we also invest in communities by training local technicians and engineers, and furnishing them with the modern tools they’ll need to maintain a safe, clean supply of drinking water for their communities. Water shortage is a global problem, but it doesn’t have to be. By becoming a member of Humanity First Uganda, you can help the Water for Life initiative alleviate water shortages around the country.
We take “water” for granted. Turn the tap water is there! Don’t like tap water – buy bottled water! Getting clean drinking water is assumed as our right. Imagine a different world – A world without water! No taps – No bottled water. If you need water you will have to walk 5 or 10 kilometers to get it. There are places in the world where clean water is only a dream. There are many communities in the world who are deprived of basic necessities of life.Humanity First brings water to these deprived communities. Humanity First Uganda drills water wells, bore holes and installs and repairs hand pumps to provide clean drinking water in remote villages and poor communities in Uganda.Humanity First Uganda offers following water solutions:
- Hand Pumps
- Bore Holes with Electrical Motors
- Water Wells and Springs
- Water Filtration Systems
- Water Harvesting Systems
BECOME A DONOR AND SPONSOR A WELL TO HELP THESE DEPRIVED COMMUNITIES!