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“This [effort] is enabling the Burangi community to break the cycle of poverty.”
Water & Sanitation Rotarian Action Group

Providing Clean Water

New club boosts access to water in Uganda

Despite three years of economic growth, the central Ugandan city of Entebbe is still mired in high poverty rates, inadequate health care, and water insecurity. Michael Muriithi connected with friends in the Rotary Club of Entebbe to establish a new club to address concerns in one of the city’s largest communities, Nkumba.

The Rotary Club of Nkumba has 40 members whose average age is 35. The club raised more than $2,000 to dig and construct a new latrine pit for the Kitala Health Centre after the old one was closed due to unsanitary conditions. They also built latrines and renovated a major water well, increasing clean water availability by 40 percent, with plans to install four more wells by the end of the year.

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Water system grows local economy in Kenya

The Rotary Club of Malindi teamed up with U.S. Rotary Districts 7630 (Maryland) and 5400 (Idaho), four other U.S. clubs, and Genesis World Mission to create a rainwater catchment system to provide clean drinking water, irrigate crops, and establish fish farms in Burangi, Kenya.

The Rotary global grant-funded project is multiplying crop yields and improving health for community residents. Two culverts protect the village’s only road from flooding, providing farmers access to markets to sell their crops, and increase their incomes.

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Kenyan and U.S. Rotary members in front of a culvert before its installation, part of an expanded water system that helped boost the local economy.

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Doing Good in Ghana

Rotary grants helped bring clean water and prevent disease in Ghana.

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