Project Partners: Program for Accessible Health Communication (PACE)
Location: Low-income communities in Uganda
Access to safe drinking water is a significant challenge in low-income communities across Uganda. Nearly two-thirds of the population lack access, leading to various health issues, including diarrhoea, which kills 33 Ugandan children daily. Unsafe drinking water has a ripple effect, negatively impacting people’s health, education, and economic prospects.
To address this challenge, PACE (Program for Accessible Health Communication) has partnered with 4Life Solutions to increase access to safe drinking water among mothers and caretakers of households in rural and urban settings in Uganda. The project aims to provide safe drinking water to children, teenagers, and young adolescents, creating opportunities for personal growth that will benefit families and society.
Through the partnership with 4Life Solutions, PACE has ensured increased access and usage of SaWa Bags for safe drinking water in low-income communities in Uganda. The SaWa Bags provide a simple, effective, and affordable solution to the issue of safe drinking water, helping to reduce the incidence of waterborne diseases and improve the health and well-being of communities.
The project has met its objectives and delivered on multiple United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation and SDG 3: Good Health and Well-being. By providing safe drinking water to communities in need, the project is significantly impacting the lives of the people of Uganda. It is helping to create opportunities for personal growth and economic prosperity, improving the health and well-being of families, and contributing to a sustainable future for all.