Total loan: $1,675

Sacred Heart Girls School

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Mbarara, Western Region, Uganda / Education

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

Sacred Heart Girls School's story

Greetings from Uganda! This is Patricia, the Deputy Head teacher of Sacred Heart Girls School, a girls' school in the rural area of Sheema in Mbarara, with 750 students. Sacred Heart Girls 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 750 litre tank, which will be big enough to store clean drinking water for the students every day. Sacred Heart Girls School will repay this loan from their school fees, which they collect each term. Patricia ultimately hopes that having access to safe drinking water will increase the number of students coming to the school, and improve her students' concentration and attendance by reducing the number of children who fall sick from water-borne diseases.