These photos are of the spring in Nakitanza village, Uganda. It is shared by 160 families and innumerable animals. Local leaders and community members cry out to us for support to protect rural springs, which reduces the high incidence of water related diseases like diarrhoea, worm infections and skin infections, according to the district health officer. The project aimed to create healthier citizens through accessing safe drinking water, improving hygiene and providing effective sanitation.
The water is from a year round spring and it is filtered through rocks behind the structure to ensure the water is as clean as possible. The water then flows off the concrete base and continues to follow its old route, which ensures that families further down the line have the same access to cleaner, healthier water.