[vc_section full_width=”stretch_row”][vc_row][vc_column offset=”vc_col-lg-offset-3 vc_col-lg-6 vc_col-md-offset-3 vc_col-md-6″ css=”.vc_custom_1560246080102{padding-bottom: 100px !important;}”][vc_icon icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-tint” color=”black” align=”center” css=”.vc_custom_1538826232295{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}”][vc_custom_heading text=”We exist because” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:center” google_fonts=”font_family:Raleway%3A100%2C200%2C300%2Cregular%2C500%2C600%2C700%2C800%2C900|font_style:800%20bold%20regular%3A800%3Anormal” css=”.vc_custom_1539110000118{margin-top: 0px !important;}”][vc_custom_heading text=”17% of child deaths are caused by diarrhea related diseases resulting from poor health and sanitation” font_container=”tag:div|text_align:center|color:%23474747″ google_fonts=”font_family:Raleway%3A100%2C200%2C300%2Cregular%2C500%2C600%2C700%2C800%2C900|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal” css=”.vc_custom_1560240515107{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row gap=”30″ equal_height=”yes” css=”.vc_custom_1560240354872{margin-top: 45px !important;}”][vc_column width=”1/3″ css=”.vc_custom_1499047153229{margin-bottom: 30px !important;padding-top: 30px !important;padding-right: 45px !important;padding-bottom: 30px !important;padding-left: 45px !important;background-color: #fafafa !important;border-radius: 4px !important;}”][vc_single_image image=”985″ alignment=”center” css=”.vc_custom_1537627391493{margin-bottom: 10px !important;}”][vc_custom_heading text=”1,344 hours spent per year” font_container=”tag:div|font_size:18px|text_align:center|line_height:22px” google_fonts=”font_family:Raleway%3A100%2C200%2C300%2Cregular%2C500%2C600%2C700%2C800%2C900|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_custom_heading text=”Every year children and mothers spend 1,344 hours fetching water” font_container=”tag:p|text_align:center|color:%23757575″ google_fonts=”font_family:Raleway%3A100%2C200%2C300%2Cregular%2C500%2C600%2C700%2C800%2C900|font_style:300%20light%20regular%3A300%3Anormal” css=”.vc_custom_1537627300666{margin-top: 15px !important;}”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″ css=”.vc_custom_1498791990905{margin-bottom: 30px !important;padding-top: 30px !important;padding-right: 45px !important;padding-bottom: 30px !important;padding-left: 45px !important;background-color: #ffffff !important;border-radius: 4px !important;}”][vc_single_image image=”986″ alignment=”center” css=”.vc_custom_1537627382549{margin-bottom: 10px !important;}”][vc_custom_heading text=”Unsafe Water & Poor sanitation” font_container=”tag:div|font_size:18px|text_align:center|line_height:22px” google_fonts=”font_family:Raleway%3A100%2C200%2C300%2Cregular%2C500%2C600%2C700%2C800%2C900|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_custom_heading text=”500,000 Children die every year from diarrhea caused by consumption of unsafe water and sanitation” font_container=”tag:p|text_align:center|color:%23757575″ google_fonts=”font_family:Raleway%3A100%2C200%2C300%2Cregular%2C500%2C600%2C700%2C800%2C900|font_style:300%20light%20regular%3A300%3Anormal” css=”.vc_custom_1537609007543{margin-top: 15px !important;}”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″ css=”.vc_custom_1499047199703{margin-bottom: 30px !important;padding-top: 30px !important;padding-right: 45px !important;padding-bottom: 30px !important;padding-left: 45px !important;background-color: #fafafa !important;border-radius: 4px !important;}”][vc_single_image image=”1006″ alignment=”center” css=”.vc_custom_1537629770085{margin-bottom: 10px !important;}”][vc_custom_heading text=”Unhygienic Areas of Convenience” font_container=”tag:div|font_size:18px|text_align:center|line_height:22px” google_fonts=”font_family:Raleway%3A100%2C200%2C300%2Cregular%2C500%2C600%2C700%2C800%2C900|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_custom_heading text=”Only 3 in 10 rural households in Uganda have a latrine and 1 in 10 people practice open defecation” font_container=”tag:p|text_align:center|color:%23757575″ google_fonts=”font_family:Raleway%3A100%2C200%2C300%2Cregular%2C500%2C600%2C700%2C800%2C900|font_style:300%20light%20regular%3A300%3Anormal” css=”.vc_custom_1539418316001{margin-top: 15px !important;}”][/vc_column][/vc_row][/vc_section][vc_row full_width=”stretch_row” css=”.vc_custom_1591603189296{background-image: url(https://africawatersolutions.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/6.jpg?id=1753) !important;}”][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_empty_space][vc_empty_space height=”50px”][vc_empty_space height=”50px”][vc_empty_space height=”50px”][vc_empty_space height=”50px”][vc_empty_space height=”50px”][vc_empty_space height=”50px”][vc_custom_heading text=”Globally, water is life’s most basic need; and yet billions of people spend long hours searching for it. 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Less than 2% of the people in rural areas of Uganda have access to clean water, this means that 98% of the people consume water directly from streams, wells and any other water bodies; this leaves them exposed to water-bone diseases such as typhoid, diarrhoea, dysentery among others.

Mothers and children move for over four hours to collect a 20 litre jerrycan and as such children miss school and eventually drop out of school-on the other hand, mothers can not do any other house work after carrying a 20 litre jerrycan for close to 4 hours on their heads.

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