Total loan: $1,025
St.charles Masaka School
Masaka, 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.
St.charles Masaka School's story
Greetings from Uganda! This is John. He is the Deputy Head teacher of St. Charles Masaka School, a mixed school in the rural area of Kasasa in Masaka with 550 students. St. Charles 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 450 litre tank, which will be big enough to store clean drinking water for the students every day. St. Charles School will repay the loan from their school fees, which they collect each term. John 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 increasing the number of students coming to school.