Nearly one billion people do not have access to clean, safe water which is an equivalent of 1 in 8 people on the planet. Poverty in Africa has a strong relationship with the lack of access to clean, safe water and sanitation. The absence of water is often insurmountable obstacles to helping oneself. Without clean water, the possibility of breaking the cycle of poverty is incredibly slim. In Uganda, women and children are the center of this crisis every minute of their day.
UN estimates that Sub-Saharan Africa alone loses 40 billion hours per year collecting water. The World Health Organisation has reported that fixing the water crisis is timely and incredibly valuable with every $ 1 invested in water and sanitation, there is an economic return of between $ 3 and $ 34! The goal for our Water and sanitation program is to improve the health and socio-economic well-being of communities by reducing the incidence of water and sanitation-related diseases through provision of sustainable safe water, sanitation, and hygiene practices in home steads and schools. Fixing the water challenge facilitates the sustainable agriculture, children will go back to school instead of collecting dirty water all day, or getting sick from waterborne diseases mothers will be able to find ample time care for their families, carry out more farming and even run small businesses.
Through your generous contributions, PAWOA will be able to provide more vulnerable communities access to safe, reliable and clean water through construction of boreholes, distribution of water tanks to schools, health centres and vulnerable homesteads.