Safe and Clean Drinking Water
Barnabas Project Uganda’s objective is to provide a clean and easily accessible drinking water source to the 2,800 inhabitants of the village of Busoke in Central Uganda. The current water sources are natural free-flowing springs with open access for people and animals. With our support, this community-based organization will build spring boxes to capture, filter and store the water, making it easier and more convenient for the community to collect the water.The boxes can hold up to 5,000 liters of water at any given time, with the continuous overflow from the natural spring being released into an open trench and directed to a nearby swamp, where animals and birds can access water separately. Safe drinking water will help promote greater health and well-being in the community by reducing water-borne illnesses resulting from contaminated and dirty water and enhance educational opportunities for children and economic progress and greater food security for the entire community.