Water is the most basic component of survival, and yet 1 in 8 people worldwide have no access to clean water and 2.6 billion still lack basic sanitation. Those who have to rely on contaminated water for drinking, cooking and bathing like here in Uganda face serious health consequences like parasites, typhoid fever, diarrhea and dehydration, and water-related diseases that kill over 3 million people a year.
Lack of clean water is closely linked to poverty, as frequent illness leads to missed education and work opportunities, hospitalization and high health care costs.
The need for clean water, adequate sanitation and proper hygiene is prevalent in every community Vangrace Compassion Ministries serves in. For the sake of the families in these communities, we participate in a number of wide-ranging water, sanitation and hygiene.
Vangrace Compassion Ministries works toward improving access to potable water, increasing access to sanitation facilities (latrines and washing places), establishing effective partnerships with the local governmental agencies of Uganda, and implementing programs that promote education on water, health and hygiene within the communities/ parts of the country (Uganda) that we serve.
Due to that, we provide water filters which are simple, effective and saves lives. They are capable of filtering 1 million gallons of clean, safe water and does not require any replaceable parts. We also emphasis on personal hygiene and general sanitation within the communities through our community sensitization programs that we do. In this we equip the people and teach them the importance of washing hands after visiting latrines, how to clean their bodies, homes & the entire community, taking clean and safe drinking water.