Total loan: $1,250

Kabalega Secondary School

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Masindi, Western Region, Uganda / Education

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

Kabalega Secondary School's story

Greetings from Uganda! This is Stephen. He is the Deputy Head teacher of Kabalega Secondary School, a mixed school of 450 students in the rural area of Katama in Masindi, Uganda.

Kabalega 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 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 1,000-litre tank, which will be big enough to store clean drinking water for the students every day.

Kabalega School will repay their loan from their school fees, which they collect each term. Stephen ultimately hopes that having access to safe drinking water will not only improve students' concentration and attendance, by reducing the number of children that fall sick from water-borne diseases, but also increase the number of students coming to the school.