35% of Ugandans live in poverty.
Access to safe water supplies throughout Uganda is just 67%. Many communities rely on contaminated water sources such as streams and open wells. More than half of all residents in Uganda do not have access to improved sanitation, sharing overcrowded pit latrines or practicing open defecation.
In unplanned urban settlements, residents pay up to three times more for safe tap water than residents living in planned urban communities. Unable to afford the price, residents collect water from alternate contaminated sources. This causes frequent outbreaks of waterborne diseases such as cholera and dysentery.
The good news is that Water.org’s program in Uganda offers affordable access to safe, clean water and sanitation facilities.
Donate now to bring safe water to the people of Uganda.