Total loan: $3,675
Jinja Progressive School
Jinja, Eastern Region, Uganda / Education
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A loan helped To purchase two water filtration systems to provide clean drinking water for its students.
Jinja Progressive School's story
Greetings from Uganda! This is Swaibu. He is the Director of Jinja Progressive Secondary School, a mixed school in the Peri-urban area of Jinja town with 2500 students. Jinja Progressive Secondary 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 requires two systems due to the high population; one will be installed in the dining hall and another in the boy’s dormitory. 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 two UV water treatment systems with two 750 litre tanks, which will be big enough to store clean drinking water for the students every day. Jinja Progressive Secondary School will repay their loan from their school fees, which they collect each term. Swaibu ultimately hopes that having access to safe drinking water will improve his student’s 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.