The Chalke Valley Lent Project has enabled CRESS to purchase 50 water filters for the team who work with them in Uganda.
Archdeacon William Nyoma and his family in Bidi Bidi refugee settlement are one of the recipients of a water filter. Here is their story…
The family of about 15 members keep their drinking water in a traditional water pot that exposed to dirt and germs due to its open nature. Children with dirty hands occasionally dip their hands into the water while trying to collect water for drinking using a cup hence contaminating the water. Sometimes the water from the borehole is contaminated with silt and rust but theyhave no means of making it clean.
This has led to cases of diseases such as diarrhoea and typhoid which are so costly to treat. Currently two of the family members are currently suffering from typhoid.
Impact of the water filter
“We are grateful for receiving this technology for purifying our drinking water. We are now sure we shall drink clean water free from contamination thus reducing cases of typhoid which has been a big challenge in the family. Sometimes the water smells bad but now we drink odourless water. Our lives will improve especially the health of my children. We will also be able to welcome visitors with happiness and offer them clean water to drink.”