Little Ripples: the wine that turns grapes into giving water!
Over October 2019-January 2020, Little Ripples, with the BridgIT Water Foundation were able to build wells in Rural Uganda, with the support of you and your purchases.
One of the wells was built in Kizitio Wagala Primary School, which supplies water to the school and community.
This has saved the community walking up to 3km to collect water from a spring that often gets contaminated with waste during rainy seasons.
The spring also dried up, which meant the community had to walk up to 6km to other water sources during dry seasons.
The average distance by surrounding households to the new well is 600 metres.
Impacts of the well include: 623 pupils, 16 staff and 50 neighbouring households.
The total number of people impacted = 930
Read direct testimonials from community members, that you have helped through buying our Little Ripples wines
Testimonials from Wagala Primary Schools Community:
Nakafeero, Christine, a neighbor and parent at Wagaala Primary School says:
“My family has had many challenges because of the hardships we had getting water. It has always been very hard to walk the long distance to collect water, and again make meals in time. Several times I have got into quarrels and fights with my husband over this issue. My children are still very young and they couldn’t help, so it was all very hard work for me”
It’s normal for families in rural places with no access to water to be over-strained and not have time to do everyday things due to collecting water. The new well is now situated 20 metres away from Nakafeero’s house. This gives her a lot more time to look after her family and household, as well as the opportunity for other development pursuits.
Lutwama Sylivester, Head Teacher at Wagaala Primary School says:
“Last year I was transferred by the government to start work at this school. Once I arrived at my designated accommodation, the first shock was that there was no water anywhere nearby. I considered abandoning my duty. I almost gave up. Some of the parents and school children volunteered to collect water for me for the first 2 weeks. However, I was not happy with this offer, and I could tell that it was hard work for them since they also had to collect water for their families.
I started paying some boys to collect water for me on bicycles. I have been spending at least 15% of my monthly salary on collecting water. With the new well on the school compound, I will save this money and I can even bring my family to stay with me.”