With the support of The Water Project, The Water Trust partnered with Evelyn Namubiru and the community of Kinyara in rural Uganda to ensure children have the building blocks of a healthy life — access to clean water and a sanitary, hygienic environment. More than a year after construction of the well, we visited Evelyn to hear what had changed.
“Before the water point was built, I spent at least two hours per day collecting water for the family – I have eight children. Getting water now only takes an hour a day – I can spend more time on other things, and the children don’t suffer from diarrhea and other diseases as much. I used to have to go with them to the clinic every week, now it’s only a couple of times a month.
In the future, I would like to extend my farm to grow beans and sunflowers. If I had another two acres, that would be good – with the additional income from those crops, I could buy clothes for the children.”