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Drinking water for Uganda

2019.01.14 //

The Foundation, in collaboration with the local social organization Acces Uganda, builds a well in Nakaseke to improve the population’s access to drinking water and thus benefit more than 1,500 people.

Currently, only 65% of the population in Uganda has access to safe and potable water sources. Although in the last 10 years the situation has improved, there are still communities that collect water from streams or other contaminated sources, and they contract diseases such as cholera or diphtheria.

Nakaseke is one of the 111 districts in which the country is divided. In spite of being located 66 km from the capital Kampala, it is one with the greatest lack of water.

Thanks to the contribution of the Foundation, a well has been drilled, specifically in Kasangome, which today is managed and maintained by the local community.

In addition to facilitating water access to the town, the project aims to reduce the number of poisonings by drinking contaminated water, as well as increasing family income since many families have used water to irrigate their gardens or feed their livestock.

The Barceló Foundation has among its main objectives to contribute, as much as possible, to improve the health and hygiene of the population in those countries most in need. And even more when it comes to water, a human right and essential for the survival of people and the development of communities.