A loan of $1,475 helped to purchase a water filtration system to provide clean drinking water for its students..


Galaxy School's story

Greetings from Uganda! This is Betty. She is the Director of Galaxy Secondary School, a mixed school in the Peri-urban area of Nansana in Wakiso with 300 students. Galaxy Secondary 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.

Galaxy Secondary will repay their loan from their school fees, which they collect each term. This will be supplemented by the sale of carbon credits, which the school will generate from using the water tank. Betty ultimately hopes that having access to safe drinking water will improve her student’s 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.



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