23.8 Milion people in Uganda don’t have access to safe water in their communities.
28 Million Ugandans lack access to improved sanitation facilities.
Over 4500 children under five years die from diarrhoea caused by poor sanitation.
Running water is not a reality in many parts of the country here in Uganda.Young school going children, women and girls in homes are the primary water-fetchers and spend large parts of their days lugging water rather than studying or engaging in more productive activities.
Menstrual hygiene is hard to manage for young girls in schools who finally end up dropping out of school. Without appropriate infrastructure, Sanitation and hygiene in homes and schools is hard to manage which results in many water-related diseases which many people in these communities can’t afford to treat and thus loss of life to the deadly yet preventable water related illnesses.
Globally poor sanitation and open defecation practices in developing countries kill more children every year than AIDS, malaria, and measles combined according to World Health Organization and UNICEF.