A loan of $1,450 helped to purchase a water filtration system to provide clean drinking water for its students.

Firm Foundation School's story

Greetings from Uganda! This is Brian. He is the Deputy Head teacher at Firm Foundation School, a mixed school in the Peri-urban area of in Zana town, Wakiso Distrct with 260 students. Firm Foudation 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.

Firm Foundation will repay this 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. Brian ultimately hopes that having access to safe drinking water will improve his 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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