One of the inspiring things about providing safe water is that there is never a shortage of people who “just get it” and want to help. During our time in Africa this summer, we were able to train a couple of really great women, Suzanne and Whitney.
As we’d shared in July, they were quickly converted from skeptics of what a filter could do to enthusiasts excited to share the simple solution with the people they cared so much.
Here is part of the story from Suzanne’s own experience and report. We were thrilled to hear back from her and see photos from what she, Whitney and their partners in service had done in the village of Kakoli just outside Mbale in the Budaka district of Uganda.
“The people of Kakoli are forced to use a ridiculously dirty, muddy hole as their water source and many in the community are sick due to the bad water. We were able to help them obtain clean water thanks to RainCatcher!
We trained the community and equipped the local nursery school, church and primary school with the clean-water systems which helped the entire community. More than 600 kids go to the primary school alone! We also taught lessons to each group on clean water and sanitation.
We also rigged the water systems into a new idea to keep up with demand at these community hubs. We put two filters on each large bucket so the water would filter really fast and so that more than one person could collect water at a time at each bucket.
Our team is super excited about the systems you have given us and if you have any more to place in the Mbale area we would love to add them to the ones RainCatcher originally gave us.
Thanks for everything! We look forward to future projects together!”