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Total loan: $2,150

Mbale Progressive School

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Mbale, Eastern Region, Uganda / Education

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


Mbale Progressive School's story

Greetings from Uganda! This is Paul. He is the Head Teacher of Mbale Progressive Secondary School, a mixed school in the urban area of Wandawa, in Mbale. The school has an enrollment of 600 students. Mbale Progressive Secondary School 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. Currently, the school does not have consistent access to clean drinking water. Therefore, the school has to spend a considerable portion of its 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 750 litre tanks, which will be big enough to store clean drinking water for the students every day. Mbale Progressive SS will repay its loan from the students' school fees, which the school collects each term. Paul 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. He hopes that the access to clean water will ultimately increase the number of students coming to the school, also.