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Clean water brings life and hope to refugees in Uganda.

In Kyangwali Refugee Settlement, poor water quality and lack of water in refugee camp has created a "crisis within the crisis", causing outbreaks of water-borne diseases, such as cholera, typhoid, malaria, and hepatitis.

With support from International Volunteers in 2021, we constructed 6 water wells that are impacting lives of over 10,000 people. We’re excited to have hosted a WASH International Volunteer Mr Nathan the founder of A Ripple humanitarian NGO that provide WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) and Medical care.

Nathan is an expert in WASH programming. He travelled to save lives of refugees and Ugandans struggling with diseases due to unsafe water wells, which are used for drinking.

Nathan kick-started with visiting community water wells and schools such as Kasonga primary school, P4T primary school, and Rukundo primary school where he interacted with school authorities on WASH related issues in their schools.

Nathan and P4T team visited water well near "P4T guest house in block 75, Kyebitaka village". He interacted with the people we found at the water well about the safety and sustainability of the water point. He took little drops of water to test the quality and safety of it. An experiment was carried out to test whether the bacteria are present in the water The test took 24 hours to be validated. We were able to test the water from the well. Unfortunately it tested positive for pathogens, meaning not only the nearby school but the surrounding community works hard to retrieve water full of germs that if not treated can cause harm. Refugee boys and girls are struggling to carry unsafe water filled with bacteria to their family to drink, said Nathan who witness and experienced after water test result.

Nathan facilitated WASH training to school teachers together with their students who will go and implement acquired skills and knowledge to their own school. The participants were given resources needed including water filters that will help for both teachers and students to access clean water free from bacteria.

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