Clean water is not a given in Uganda like it is in most of the United States.
Eight million Ugandans lack access to safe water and 27 million lack access to improved sanitation facilities.
Further, due to disparities in water access in Uganda, urban people living in poverty pay as much as 22 percent of their income to access water from water vendors. Spending such a high percentage of earnings on water reduces overall household income, limiting opportunities to build savings and break the cycle of poverty.
That’s why Amy For Africa is asking if you would be willing to partner with us on March 22 – Clean Water Day – to help us finish a well for the children who attend the AFA Christian Academy. The cost for the well is $4,800.
“The well is critical to the safety for our children, staff and teachers at the AFACA,” said Amy Compston, co-founder of AFA. “It something we take for granted at home in the U.S., but it’s not that way here. We ask that you prayerfully consider supporting our well project.”
Worldwide, more than 800 children under 5 die every day from diarrhea caused by contaminated water, poor sanitation and unsafe hygiene. It’s critical in those hardest-to-reach places in the world.
Globally, 844 million people lack access to clean water, which means more than 1 of every 10 people on the plant are affected by the water crisis.
With the spread of diseases like COVID-19, clean water is essential for handwashing and disinfecting.
Use the form below to give to the well for AFA. Please put well in the message line.