The Ripple Effect of Water
The people of Lomokori village in Uganda have always used water from swamps and ponds for drinking, cooking and cleaning. Personal hygiene was poor, and without access to clean, safe water, frequent outbreaks of diseases were common.
In 2018, a borehole was successfully drilled by Aidlink and our local partners Voluntary Action for Development next to the primary school. This benefitted the whole community as people are now less sick, giving them more time to grow food and tend to their animals, and school attendance has improved, particularly among girls. The local chief, Michael Lokyola has really noticed the difference:
“For years Lomokori suffered from poor hygiene and sanitation, with people drinking dirty water and living in dirty houses. Now though, families understand the importance of good hygiene and have started to change their behaviour. As a leader, I’m going to make sure that the community stays on this path. We will keep the new borehole functioning, and continue to practice good hygiene and sanitation behaviour. We’ve made some good changes so far but there is a lot left to do!”