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Thoughts, ideas and news from The Water Trust.

A story of community empowerment for the new year

In Kanayaranyara village in western Uganda, 350 people began the year without a trustworthy, inexpensive way to save and take out loans. What does this have to do with clean water? The year before, the village’s well broke and they couldn’t come up with the funds they...

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Establishing healthy, dignified schools in rural Uganda

On October 16, Country Director Sarah Aguti presented the results and lessons learned of an ongoing project across 18 schools in Mutunda Sub-County in Kiryandongo, Uganda. The project invests in critical infrastructure and training for teachers and school leadership to provide a healthy, dignified learning...

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The Water Trust welcomes Ben Andrew to board

Ben brings to The Water Trust a commitment to improving health in the poorest communities and expertise in healthcare, policy and data analysis. He recently joined Intuitive Surgical in a senior strategy position with part of his role being to help the company bring superior,...

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Annual message from Board Chair

We recently wrapped up our first quarterly board meeting of our 2017-2018 fiscal year. It’s always an exciting meeting as we review the preceding year, and gear up for the year ahead. This past fiscal year was quite successful. Together we helped more than 25,000 people...

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Building a clean place to learn for 14,000 schoolchildren

More than 60,000 people live in Mutunda sub-county in western Uganda, with about 14,000 children attending 18 primary schools. As the population increases, Mutunda’s schools grow increasingly overcrowded,  with too few teachers, too few classrooms, too few desks, and too few toilets. These challenges are so...

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