A Year Later: Katugo I-Alu Community

December, 2018

Alice Paska and her sister no longer travel long distances to drink dirty water. Now they have a reliable, safe water source near their home.

A Year Later: Katugo I-Alu Community

A year ago, your generous donation enabled us to protect a spring for Katugo I-Alu Community in Uganda. The contributions of incredible monthly donors and others giving directly to The Water Promise allow our local teams to visit project sites throughout the year, strengthening relationships with communities and evaluating the water project over time. These consistent visits allow us to learn vital lessons and hear amazing stories – and we’re excited to share this one from local team member Steven Kwikiriza with you.

The community members of Katugo I-Alu no longer suffer from waterborne diseases like diarrhea and dysentery. Now, they have clean water that keeps them healthy.

This means that students attend school with no diseases disturbing them, said David Acidri. Ever since the community improved on their hygiene and sanitation practices, fewer people in the community fall sick as well, he added.

Our field officer found that community members have adapted to improved hygiene and sanitation practices that they learned from the various trainings over the past year.

“We now wash our hands with soap and have constructed latrines so that our children do not fall sick,” said David.

Protection of the spring is only one step along the journey toward sustainable access to clean water. The Water Project is committed to consistent monitoring of each water source. Our monitoring and evaluation program, made possible by donors like you, allows us to maintain our relationships with communities by visiting up to 4 times each year to ensure that the water points are safe and reliable.

This is just one of the many ways that we monitor projects and communicate with you. Additionally, you can always check the functionality status and our project map to see how all of our water points are performing, based on our consistent monitoring data.

One project is just a drop in the bucket towards ending the global water crisis, but the ripple effects of this project are truly astounding. This project in Katugo I-Alu, Uganda is changing many lives.

That includes Alice Paska. We met her at the spring and she told us that she and her sister now save a lot of time since they no longer have to walk long distances to fetch water. She also added that the water point provides clean water compared to the dirty water they used to drink before.

This is only possible because of the web of support and trust built between The Water Project, our local teams, the community, and you. We are excited to stay in touch with this community and support their journey with safe water.

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