People in the refugee camps and underdeveloped rural communities need access to clean water sources. Women and children make their daily walk to fetch polluted water in containers weighing up to 40 pounds.
Time spent walking and resulting diseases keep them from school, work and taking care of their families. While some may boil the water, many thirsty and unknowing children and adults simply drink water directly from open swamps, which can result in diseases such as typhoid, cholera and worm parasites.
The good news is that we are changing all this by providing wells. The wells we are constructing are located in the villages where water is most needed. The wells that our engineer constructs are the India Mark 11 Hand-Pumps.
“Access to clean, safe water is a human right.”
Think Humanity has provided clean water to thousands of refugees and people in underdeveloped communities in the following refugee camps and districts:
- Kyangwali Refugee Camp
- Kyaka II Refugee Camp
- Hoima District
- Kibaale District
- Buliisa District
- Masindi District
- Kikuube District
- Kakumiro District
- Kagadi District
Our first well was constructed in Kyangwali Refugee Camp in October 2010. Since that time we have constructed 102 wells.
Based on current exchange rates, Think Humanity can construct most wells for $3,000. Think Humanity works alongside community leaders to educate and maintain their wells.
If you would like to donate towards a well in honor/memory of a loved one, we will provide a plaque stating your choice of wording.
“I don’t know how often they do worm the children, but there are worms. They must be there, because they are sharing with animals. People are sharing with pigs and other things. This is one of the root causes of many diseases. So if you provide a solution here, you have provided a solution to very many problems.” -Emmanuel Nsabimana