Total loan: $1,025

Mbarara Central School

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Mbarara, Western Region, Uganda / Education

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A loan helped buy a water filtration system.

Mbarara Central School's story

Greetings from Uganda! This is Joweia. She is the Director of Mbarara Central Primary School, a mixed school in the Urban area of Mbarara Town with 450 students. Mbarara Central 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. Mbarara Central School will repay their loan from their school fees, which they collect each term. Joweria ultimately hopes that having access to safe drinking water will improve her 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.