Almost a quarter of people across Uganda do not have access to clean water and over 80% do not have adequate sanitation! Those who live in rural areas are most effected by the lack of available water. Many have to walk miles, several times a day to fetch water for themselves and their families, of which is often dirty, contaminated, and unsafe to use. Using and drinking unsafe water is one of the leading causes of death and disease across Uganda with 4,500 children dying every year due to having no other option but to drink this unsafe water. Uganda’s economy is also heavily agriculture based. Agriculture is heavily reliant on water, making access to it a huge part of Uganda’s lifestyle and improving its economy. Uganda’s water crisis is a serious issue! Without clean water the people of Uganda are stuck in a cycle of poverty and unable to live a healthy lifestyle!
As Ziribanda Children's Ministry, we came up with a target of providing clean water to the community and this is done through setting up water wells, boreholes, water tanks and other means of clean water setup. .