H2O for Life: Water Crisis

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Greenland Excel Primary School
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September 20

Thank you for bringing safe water to Greenland Excel

Rainwater Collection Tank - Greenland Excel lnfant Day and Boarding Primary School, Uganda. Installed September 12th, 2017.
Check out your impact!

·         You brought clean water to 418 people
·         You eliminated 2.03 miles of walking per day
·         You reduced collection time by 6.92 hours per day
·         You replaced a Protected Spring with a Rainwater Catchment System

Young school students at Greenland Excel Infant & Primary School filled over 83 jerry cans each day at a protected spring down the road just to have enough water for the 400 pupils each day. Thanks to you, over 6 hours of time and 2 miles of walking have been redeemed for the students at this school. Instead, because of your sponsorship, a rainwater collection system was recently installed right at the school!

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Projects in Need

H2O for Life has many projects available all around the world, but here are 3 projects that are most in need right now. View all.
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Durato Dela Primary School Grades 3-5

Ethiopia 1880 beneficiaries

Durato Dela is a very rural school located in the hills of Bensa, Ethiopia. Most of the children in this school are sons and daughters of farmers and cattle herders. This school is comprised of 857 girls and 1023 boys, nearly 2000 students.

$5,500 needed (100%)
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Zappa Senior Mixed Secondary School

Nigeria 630 beneficiaries

Zappa is in Asaba, located in the terrace of the Niger River. The school has a population of 302 girls, 300 boys and 28 teachers.

$1,800 needed (55%)
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Malaha Primary School

Kenya 968 beneficiaries

Plans: Rainwater Catchment, VIP Latrines, Hand-Washing Stations and Hygiene/Sanitation Training. Malaha Primary School was established in 1993, starting with a student population of 167. It is sponsored by the Legio Maria Church. It presently has 857 students out of which 439 are boys and 418 are girls. The ECDE (early childhood development) section of the school has a total of 79 students, out of which 38 are girls and 41 are boys. Malaha Primary School employs a total of 29 teachers with another three in the ECDE section. The school’s motto is “Sacrifice Breeds Success.” Maybe this is what motivates its students to wake up and prepare for school at 6AM! They walk to school with a jerrycan full of water, which is immediately put to use cleaning classrooms. Students then sit in morning study hall for 30 minutes until normal classes at 8AM. After lunch, afternoon classes stretch until 3:45PM when students play games until they’re allowed to return home.

$5,638 needed (100%)