Thank You for your partnership with Acts for Water for the past many years. It has had a profound impact both on us, and of course, on thousands in Ugandans.
Most recently, your contribution towards the Kogabi Extension has meant that another 3300 people in this region now experience clean, fresh water: for life and specially because of your gift, 609 students now have a clean, safe place to use the washroom while at class. This is incredible! While we will be doing a more formal “Tap Stand turning on” ceremony in March, my favourite moments are the ones shot on our phones when the community uses the taps for the first time. I have included a few videos from that day below, shot by our staff on the ground from the taps that you helped to fund.
At the bottom of this page is a link to the technical project report. To the right, is a map highlighting the Latrines that your family has funded through your generous giving.
The power of this gift: a dignified place to use the bathroom is profound. The implications of this are far beyond the data points; though the data points are incredible! For young girls, it will mean that the doors to education for the very first time will be opened and will stay open past the age of maturity. For the entire generation of kids it will mean new practices of routine sanitation and hygiene will become a part of their every day normal as we continue to work with this community, teaching and training the kids to continue to be leaders in their community.
When we began this three-phase project a few years ago, it seemed like an impossible undertaking. But now, with two phases under our belt, we look forward—with anticipation—towards starting the final phase in just a few months.
In the coming months, we will send out a 6-month project update to report on the progress of this community, just like we have done with Kicuzi over this past year. We can’t wait to take the Acts for Water tribe on the journey of witnessing a Ugandan community move towards a fuller, healthier life.
Pictures from Kicuzi & Kogabi (the last two projects you’ve helped fund)