We did it! Clean water for 2000 people

You probably know we’re all about fighting child trafficking. So why build up the fresh water springs? For us it’s about strengthening the local community so they can take over our projects and become self-sufficient.

We’re training the community to protect their own children from traffickers and to generate the funding themselves.

We’re training the community to protect their own children from traffickers and to generate the funding themselves.

A community can’t move forward without access to clean water. Until recently this spring flowed onto muddy ground, contaminating the water with human and animal waste (think Typhoid and Hepatitis A). Waterborne diseases have contributed to the hardship which left so many children vulnerable to traffickers.

Six months ago our team in Uganda were reflecting with a kiwi couple on the number of people suffering from a lack of clean water. This lead to fundraising in both Uganda and New Zealand to protect the natural spring water from contamination.

Last month, our first spring project was completed. This spring is 200m from our Hope Street base and is our back-up water supply. Over 2000 people walk around a kilometer to use the spring, along with four schools. Now they can drink, cook and wash in clean water. Healthier lives for all!

To make a donation to Hope Street, click here.

Natural Spring Our second fresh water spring prior to the installation of a protection unit. Vincent The protected spring upon completion.



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