Did you know?
663 million people i.e 1 in 10 people lack access to safe water and water crisis is the #1 global risk based on impact to humanity.
1 in 10 people lack access to safe water.
Every 90 seconds a child dies from a water-related disease.
Every $1 invested in water and sanitation provides a $4 economic return.
Every drop of your help saves lives! Here is what we have accomplished togther! We hope to continue raising enough money to dig one well a year. We would like to dig a well in every village in Uganda. The government in Uganda is helping us to identify one site a year where we can build a well and a library. The library in Kamira that we opened last summer is the first library housed in a primary school in all of Uganda.
Textbooks for Primary Schools
A drop of water and a drop of knowledge are being provided to two primary schools in Uganda by the DROP Foundation this summer. Boreholes, funded by DROP, have been completed at Lumpewe and Lusenke Primary schools. These boreholes are providing clean accessible water for all students at these schools and for the neighboring villagers.
Another pressing need for students at these schools is the provision of textbooks. Children often share textbooks with 5 or more students using the same textbooks at and never being able to use them at home . Most of these students have never had their own textbooks. Max Todaro, who has previously spearheaded the provision of reading books and library space at schools in Uganda, decided that a more pressing need is the making sure that every student has a text book of their own. Isabella was able to help Max raise funds to provide text books for all P5, P6 and P7 students at both Lumpewe and Lusenke schools. Thus 194 students at Lumpewe and 141 students at Lusenke will start school in September with brand new textbooks in English, Math and Social Sciences. YEAH DROP!!!!