Total loan: $1,825

Malaba Integrated P. School

Malaba, Busia County, Uganda / Education

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A loan helped to purchase a water filtration system, to provide clean drinking water for its students.

Malaba Integrated P. School's story

Greetings from Uganda! This is Betty. She is the Director of the Malaba Integrated Primary School; a mixed school with 500 students, in the rural area of Amagoro, in Malaba.

Malaba Integrated Primary School has requested a loan to cover the cost of installing and maintaining a UV water filtration system, to provide clean drinking water for its students. The school does not currently have access to consistent clean drinking water, and therefore has to spend a considerable portion of its budget on firewood, which is used to boil water for the children. Installing a water filtration system will therefore save the school money in the long-term as the cost of firewood will be reduced. The loan will enable the school to purchase a UV water treatment system with a 1,000 litre tank, which will be big enough to store clean drinking water for the students every day.

Malaba Integrated Primary School will repay their loan from their school fees, which they collect each term. Betty ultimately hopes that having access to safe drinking water will improve her student’s concentration and attendance, by reducing the number of children that fall sick from water-borne diseases, as well as increase the number of students coming to the school.