WASH provides rural communities in northern Uganda with access to safe drinking water and improves the sanitation and hygiene of community members. This initiative included drilling safe water points, appointing a water user committee (WUC) to maintain the water point, and training members on basic health practices that still impact communities today. Access to safe water has greatly improved in Uganda over the last 10 years. However, about 9 million people in Uganda still lack access, according to recent estimates by the World Health Organization, making projects such as WASH essential for many communities.
How WASH worked
Drilling safe water points
Invisible Children worked alongside partner organizations to drill deep-water wells within rural communities in northern Uganda.