Total loan: $1,200

Heritage School

Mpigi, Central Region, Uganda / Education

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

Heritage School's story

Greetings from Uganda! This is Juliet. She is the Director of Heritage School, a mixed school with 300 students in the rural area of Kalagala in Mpigi.

Heritage 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 because 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.

Heritage School will repay the loan from their school fees, which they collect each term. Juliet ultimately hopes that having access to safe drinking water will improve students' concentration and attendance by reducing the number of children that fall sick from water-borne diseases as well as increase the number of students coming to the school.