Total loan: $2,800

Ntare School

Flag of Uganda
Mbarara, Western Region, Uganda / Education

Ntare School's loan finished fundraising,
but these similar borrowers just need a little more help to reach their goals!

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

Ntare School's story

Greetings from Uganda! This is Jimmy. He is the head teacher of Ntare School, a boys school in the urban area of Mbarara with 1,600 students.

Ntare School has requested a loan to cover the cost of installing and maintaining two UV water filtration systems 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 two UV water treatment systems with a 750 and 450 litre tank, which will be big enough to store clean drinking water for the students every day.

Ntare School will repay their loan from their school fees, which they collect each term. Jimmy ultimately hopes that having access to safe drinking water will improve his students' concentration and attendance by reducing the number of children who fall sick from water-borne diseases, as well as increase the number of students coming to the school.