Total loan: $2,025

Kasawo I School

Mukono, Central Region, Uganda / Education

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

Kasawo I School's story

Greetings from Uganda! This is Kashimu. He is the Director of Kasawo Islamic School, a mixed school in the rural area of Mukono with 1000 students. Kasawo Islamic School has requested a loan to cover the cost of installing and maintaining 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 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 450 litre tanks, which will be big enough to store clean drinking water for the students every day. Kasawo School will repay their loan from their school fees, which they collect each term. Kashimu 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 increase the number of students coming to the school.