Total loan: $1,425

Namuganga S. School

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Mukono, 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.

Namuganga S. School's story

Greetings from Uganda! This is Edward. He is the head teacher of Namuganga S. School, a mixed school in the rural area of Mukono with 436 students. The 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 consistent access to 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 750-litre tank, which will be big enough to store clean drinking water for the students every day. Namuganga S. School will repay the loan from school fees, which the school collects each term. Edward ultimately hopes that having access to safe drinking water will improve his students' concentration and attendance by reducing the number of children that fall sick from waterborne diseases as well as increasing the number of students coming to the school.