In many places, drinking a drink of water can be extremely dangerous, even deadly. Unfortunately, many people in developing countries have no choice but to get their water from polluted streams or ponds - contamination that causes countless children to die unnecessarily from diarrhoea and typhoid fever. Thanks to your support, the Taasa Orphan’s Program WASH (water, hygiene and sanitation) programs are helping to change that.
People of Nansana in Uganda, lack of clean water are a crippling burden for Children like Michael and everyone in his community. To get water, Michael has to walk for an hour bear fêted and plastic jugs only to find it muddy and contaminated. But it’s all he’s got. 10-year-old Michael and her sister know the pain and sickness that comes from contaminated water. When they’re not in school, they help care for their grandmother. In order to get water, they frequently pack plastic jugs and containers onto a bike and make the difficult journey to the spring.