Since The Water Came
Since The Water Came is a line we hear so often once a community receives access to safe, clean water. Since The Water Came means that waterborne diseases are a thing of the past. Since The Water Came allows children to go to school and not have to spent their day on collecting water for their family. Since The Water Came girls are safer and less likely to be a victim of violence and rape as they are no longer required to walk the treacherous route to the closest water source.
Over 80% of the population in Uganda lacks a safe place to go to the toilet and 60% need to travel more than 30 minutes to access safe water or get their water from an unprotected source.
Over 4,500 children under 5 die every year from diarrhoea caused by dirty water and poor toilets.
Our vision is to see each child and their community within our Compassion projects have access to safe, clean water.
Through the Since The Water Came projects, we currently have eleven projects up and running, providing clean water to 49,884 people including 3,371 Compassion assisted children.
Work on our 12th water project has started, hoping to reach another 1,241 Compassion-supported children and their siblings, caregivers and other community members.