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Total loan: $1,150

St. Thomas College

Kamwenge, 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. Thomas College's story

Greetings from Uganda! This is Victor. She is the Head Teacher of St. Thomas College, a mixed school in the rural area of Isingiro with 1000 students. St. Thomas College 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 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 750-litre tank, which will be big enough to store clean drinking water for the students every day.

St. Thomas College School will repay their loan from their school fees, which they collect each term. Victor ultimately hopes that having access to safe drinking water will improve her students’ 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.