Total loan: $875
Standard High School
Kasese, 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.
Standard High School's story
Greetings from Uganda! This is Stella. She is the head teacher of Standard High School, a mixed school in the rural area of Nyamirambo in Kasese with 400 students. Standard 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. Standard School will repay their loan from their school fees, which they collect each term. Stella 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.