The phrase ‘Water is life’, highlights the importance of water in our everyday lives. Thousands of people in rural communities, especially in the third world, lack access to clean and safe water.
Aido is running a pilot project, championing a fundraising drive to provide safe & clean drinking water, in two (2) rural districts, one (1) in each of the regions of Karamoja & Teso, in Eastern Uganda. The pilots will be run within catchment areas of schools.
Why the initiative?
- Both regions experience extremely dry weather conditions, which challenge depriving communities of basic needs for survival. These include safe environment and education, health, hunger and poverty.
- To put an end to the predicament of families traveling for miles in search for water, preventing women from earning a sustainable living, and removing this barrier to education for the children involved.
- Access to safe water is the foundation to the development of any community, and has created this initiative to restore hope, and unlock the potential for children.
- UNICEF reports that for every USD 1 invested in water and sanitation programs, an estimate of up to USD 12 is yielded in economic returns.
Give Aido a helping hand and together lets provide these children a viable future
Pictures & facts courtesy of UNICEF
UNICEF reports that:
- 2.1 billion people across the world lack access to safe water.
- 8 out of 10 people without access to clean water live in rural areas and nearly half of these are in sub-Saharan Africa
- 31% of schools don’t have clean water
- 1 in 9 don’t have clean water close to home
To provide safe and clean water, in ten (10) communities by installing a borehole, which has a life of up to forty (40) years, and a rainwater catchment tank, in each community.
- It costs USD 5,850 to install one borehole with quality-tested water
- It costs USD 1,485 to secure a rainwater catchment tank
- One borehole can serve one community of upto 500 people.
What can you do to help?
Support Aido’s objective to provide” Safe drinking water” by Clicking (Donate Water )