Total loan: $1,700

Rehaboth Junior 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 the students.

Rehaboth Junior School's story

Greetings from Uganda! This is Ronald. He is the head teacher of Rehaboth Junior School, a mixed school in the urban area of Seeta in Mukono with 450 students.

Rehaboth 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. 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 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 UV water treatment systems with two 1000 litre tanks, which will be big enough to store clean drinking water for the students every day.

Rehaboth School will repay their loan from their school fees, which they collect each term. Ronald 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 increasing the number of students coming to the school.