Total loan: $1,175

Highfield P. School

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Wakiso, Central Region, Uganda / Education

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

Highfield P. School's story

Greetings from Uganda! This is Gertrude. She is the head teacher of Highfield P. School, a mixed school in the rural area of Wakiso with 280 students. Highfield P. 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 450 litre tank, which will store enough clean drinking water for the students every day. Highfield P. School will repay their loan from school fees, which they collect each term. Gertrude 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.