Projects Safe Water

Dispensers for Safe Water

Objective: Combating water-borne diseases in Uganda

Chlorine dispensers are an innovative, low-cost approach proven to significantly reduce water-borne diseases such as diarrhea, while at the same time contributing to forest and climate protection. Project activity is expected to provide more than 3 million Ugandans access to safe water by 2015.

The incidence of diarrhea in Uganda is among the worst in the world: nationally, the diarrhea prevalence rate is nearly one-quarter in all children under five. Approximately 23,000 Ugandans, mostly children, die each year from diarrheal diseases – nearly 90% of which is directly attributed to poor water, sanitation and hygiene. The use of unsafe water sources is most common in rural regions.

How this project improves lives

  • Communities no longer have to boil water to make it safe to drink
  • Reduced boiling means better air quality and improved health
  • Less fuelwood collection means freeing up women's time for productive endeavors, education, and child care
  • Early childhood diseases are expected to abate
  • Significantly improved productivity strengthens country's' economy
  • The project activity reduce the amount of wood fuel consumed and deforestation


Thank you for your interest!

Please enter your details below to access the file.

First name
Last name
Your E-mail

Subscribe to our Newsletter

We have the answer to your sustainability challenges and would love to share our expertise with you.

Subscribe below to find out more!

First name
Last name
Your E-mail
Country