Water Source Saving Lives for Two Decades

Information and photos submitted by Jane Nandawula Okumu
Communications Manager, ChildFund Uganda

31 in 31For the past 21 years, a water pump that ChildFund set up in the Nsinda village in Uganda has provided safe water to hundreds of families. Today, more than 700 families use this pump daily to obtain water for cleaning, cooking and drinking.

“We come here to fetch water. After school, we fetch water’’ says Ismail, a child who uses the water pump often.

The pump was a sponsor’s gift in 1988 to a sponsored child and to the community. It was the first ever protected water source in that village.

Recently, a photographer captured some great images of what this water source means to the community and its children. Here’s a look:

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Population: 32.3 million
ChildFund beneficiaries: More than 650,000 children and families
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