Total loan: $3,325
Uganda Martyr's 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 its students.
Uganda Martyr's School's story
Greetings from Uganda! This is Mathew. He is an administrator of Uganda Martyr's Junior School, a boys school in the Peri-Urban area of Namilyango in Mukono with 1,117 students. Uganda Martyr's Junior School has requested a loan to cover the cost of installing and maintaining 2 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 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 two 750 litre tanks, which will be big enough to store clean drinking water for the students every day. Uganda Martyr's Junior School will repay their loan from their school fees, which they collect each term. Mathew ultimately hopes that having access to safe drinking water will improve his 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.