Total loan: $1,575

Iganga Progressive School

Iganga, Eastern Region, Uganda / Education

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

Iganga Progressive School's story

Greetings from Uganda! This is Peter. He is the Deputy Principal of Iganga Progressive Secondary School, a mixed school in the urban area of Iganga with 1,200 students. Iganga Progressive 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 consistently 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 liter tank, which will be big enough to store clean drinking water for the students every day. Iganga Progressive School will repay their loan using their school fees, which they collect each term. Peter 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.