Clean hands for all

The final stage of the new latrine block is now in place, just in time for the pupils of Primary 4, 5 and 6 to use when they move into their new classrooms at the end of the month.  Rainwater harvesting is a cost-effective option for rural western Uganda, where there are two rainy seasons a year and occassional rain showers inbetween. A 1000 litre collection tank has been installed next to the latrine block, to provide clean water for hand washing and drinking. When necessary during dry periods, the tank will be filled by hand, using water carried up from the all year water source at the bottom of the hill. In time large capacity rainwater collection tanks will be installed on all the classroom blocks, to reduce the reliance on hand-carried ground water. In time...

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