JOIN US IN MAKING A DIFFERENCE AND Providing clean water in uganda
Global Millennials for Progress is excited to partner with Spouts to provide clean water filters to families and schools in Uganda. Over 10 million Ugandans, or one third of the population, lack access to a clean water source, resulting in negative health, social, economic, and environmental consequences.
Water borne illnesses like diarrhea remain a leading cause of death for children under the age of five in Uganda and many other eastern African countries, exceeding deaths from either malaria or AIDS. Lack of safe water also leads to malnutrition and prevents recovery from treatable diseases like pneumonia.
In Uganda, more than a third of all inhabitants live below the poverty line. Children are the primary victims of this deplorable economic situation. Often families cannot ensure their children's health or well-being, particularly in remote regions of the country. Providing access to clean water to children and women decreases the odds of premature child death.
Removing the need for women and children to clean their own water, which consists of chopping down trees for burning wood, also decreases the consumption rates of forest resources and curves carbon emissions in the region. Over the last 20 years, the usage rate of woodfuel has steadily increased, while the amount of forest cover has precipitously dropped.
Global Millennials for Progress is seeking to mobilize 1,000+ millennials and raise $5,000 to provide clean water filters to Ugandan families and schools, which translates to saving forest cover and curving over 1,000 tons of carbon emissions.