Uganda is a landlocked country in East Africa. Since achieving political stability in 1986 it has made huge progress but the country is still desperately poor, leaving millions of people without safe water and sanitation. 8 million people in Uganda do not have access to safe water. Many rely on contaminated water sources such as streams and open wells.
Over 32 million people, do not have access to adequate sanitation, sharing overcrowded pit latrines or practising open defecation.
Women and children spend hours each day collecting water; walking long distances and/or waiting in long lines at water sources: impacting on health; keeping women from farming and income generating activities; looking after their homes and families; and keeping children from attending school trapping them in poverty.