Thanks to your generous donations and ongoing support, over the next few weeks we’ll be breaking ground on the first wave of the RainCatcher 2012 rainwater-harvesting schools. Our long-time partner in Uganda, Father Kizito, is spearheading the laying of the foundations for the next 10 schools in Mityana parish.

We wired $3,000 USD to fund those first steps towards equipping those schools and providing an estimated 10,000 people with access to collected rainwater. For many of those families, this will be the first reliable source of clean water they’ve had in their entire lives.

Girl gets clean rainwater

For the students at these schools, your efforts are helping transform their normal school day into a one that has more impact and one that is a virtual oasis for them. Ready access to clean water is not common for these kids and their neighbors.