One of the biggest questions I get asked is: “why can’t they just take care of the system right from the start?" It’s a great question - really! After all, if your neighbour gave you a cow, and the cow got sick (as they say in Uganda) would you expect the neighbour to pay for it?
I met Frank on my very first trip to Uganda. He was filling a glass with clean water from a tap stand the Acts community built 30 years ago in Bujaga - a project that is still serving 20,000 people with clean water thanks to so many of you.
I’ve got good news, and bad news for you.
The good news? That even despite COVID, because of your investments over the decades, this could be one of the most impactful times in our charity’s history.
The bad news?....
What good is an abandoned water system or a failed sanitation facility in your community? If we are to achieve sustainable development, the onus is on us to partner together with communities around the world, putting together available resources to develop capacities and resilience of these communities to escape WASH poverty without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
We are so excited to share this new edition of our quarterly newsletter - The TapStand. This edition is filled with beautiful and meaningful stories of impact - ones that you were so evidently part of - and updates on how Acts of Water is walking into a sustainable future.