Total loan: $3,225

St. Jerome S. School Ndama

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Rukungiri, Western Region, Uganda / Education

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

St. Jerome S. School Ndama's story

Greetings from Uganda! This is Alphonse. He is the Head Teacher of St. Jerome SS Ndama, a mixed school in the urban area of Rukungiri with 1613 students. St. Jerome SS Ndama has requested a loan to cover the cost of installing and maintaining two UV water filtration systems 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 their budget on firewood, which is used to boil water for the children. Installing two water filtration systems 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 two UV water treatment systems with two tanks, 1.000 and 750 litres, which will be big enough to store clean drinking water for the students every day.

St. Jerome SS Ndama will repay their loan from their school fees, which they collect each term. Alphonse ultimately hopes that having access to safe drinking water will improve his 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.