Total loan: $2,075

Zainab Baby School

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Kampala, Central Region, Uganda / Education

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A loan helped to purchase water filtration systems to provide clean drinking water for the students.

Zainab Baby School's story

Greetings from Uganda! This is Sarah. She is the bursar of Zainab Baby School, a mixed school in the urban area of Makerere in Kampala with 400 students. Zainab 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.

Zainab School will repay their loan from their school fees, which they collect each term. Sarah 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 waterborne diseases, as well as increase the number of students coming to the school.