At ACTS, we're freeing Ugandans from disease and needless labour through access to clean water. Over 9 million people in Uganda live without access to safe drinking water. For mothers, this means the risk of parasites and dangerous waterborne illnesses threatening the lives of their children. For young girls, it means walking kilometres every day with heavy cans down dangerous roads instead of going to school. Water is everything: education, good health, gender equality, food security. Water is life. We build what’s called a Gravity Flow System (GFS). We find a water spring source in the hills above the communities in need, protect the source, then build a network of pipelines, reservoirs, and accessible tap stands to give clean water to several villages. Once the system has been created, no manual labour (such as pumping water) is required. Gravity does the work for us. In our 22 years of active involvement in clean water supply, we have completed 13 gravity-flow water projects, providing clean water to 139,000 people in rural Uganda.
What People Are Saying
"I love how this project affects everything in people’s lives. It’s not only fresh water: it affects their education, it affects the girls, it affects everyone who lives around them.”"
— – Kyla Ewert, Monthly Donnor, Read More