Low-income communities in Uganda
PACE (Program for Accessible Health Communication)
2021 – 2022
Nearly 90 percent of Uganda’s 37 million people live in small towns and rural areas. Roughly two-thirds of them lack access to safe water. Diarrhoea alone is killing 33 Ugandan children every day. Unsafe drinking water creates a ripple effect, that negatively impact people’s health, education, and possibilities of economic prosperity.
In Uganda, 77% of the population is under the age of 25. Just the simple act of providing safe drinking water to children, teenagers and young adolescent in Uganda’s low-income communities will significantly change their livelihood and present opportunities for personal growth, which will benefits families and society.
Through the partnership with 4Life Solutions project, PACE ensured increased access and use of SaWa Bag for safe drinking water among mothers and caretakers of households in rural and urban settings.
The project met its objectives and provided the inhabitants with safe drinking water. The project further delivered on multiple United Nations SDGs, among others: