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Gillian Akullo

Gillian-AkulloGillian Akullo is 13 years old and is in 5th grade at Ating Tuo Primary School, in Alebtong, Uganda.   Gillian had been suffering from severe diarrhea for two years and recently her symptoms began getting worse.  She says her mother was also experiencing the same problems and possibly some of her other 10 siblings.  Gillian says her mom was never taught to boil drinking water and, since she does most of the domestic work, the family never drank water that was boiled.
Gillian says she missed a lot of school because of her stomach problems, which also impacted her ability to contribute at home because of the severe pain.
Drop in the Bucket staff took Gillian to the clinic for testing and learned that she had the dangerous Bilharzia worm and also a urinary tract infection.  The clinic gave her antibiotics.  We are now working with the sub-county health officials to make sure that all of the students at Ating Tuo Primary School are de-wormed.
In the future, Gillian would like to be a nurse so she can help people who are suffering with similar issues.   Everyone at Ating Tuo Primary School and the surrounding villages are extremely grateful to the Damiani Family for this clean water, which has definitely changed their lives.

8 replies on “Gillian Akullo”

Thanks a lot for the water programme aimed at providing better health to the young children. I am from eastern Uganda where there is a big problem with clean water. My home area some times has floods which connected with break out of diseases. I am other colleagues started an NGO/CBO that has been running HIV related activities and provision of clean water education and other services. However, we do not have the full capacity to work our best. We are looking for patners who share the same goal and vision to work together for the best. I there fore would like to bring to your notice on behalf of the team our request to be in partnership with your reputable organisation. We are willling to share with you any information that you may need. We hope for a positive response.
Thanks
Celestine( team leader)

I urge every christian out there to fulfill the call God has given us to give to the poor. Imagine having to walk 8 hours a day to get a bucket of water, sleep, and then walk back the next day a full 8 hours with a bucket of water. This is not right, christian or not, it is in our moral fiber to give to the poor, do not let greed, fear or doubt hold you back from giving because God will reward those who give to the poor, christian or not.

I urge every christian out there to fulfill the call God has given us to give to the poor. Imagine having to walk 8 hours a day to get a bucket of water, sleep, and then walk back the next day a full 8 hours with a bucket of water. This is not right, christian or not, it is in our moral fiber to give to the poor, do not let greed, fear or doubt hold you back from giving because God will reward those who give to the poor, christian or not.

Actually Gillian is fine now. She was very sick, but the combination of the clean water from the well we built at her school and the de-working medication she was given worked perfectly.

Actually Gillian is fine now. She was very sick, but the combination of the clean water from the well we built at her school and the de-working medication she was given worked perfectly.

That’s Amazing! I’m SOO Happy That She’s Doing Better. I Almost Cried Reading About This.

It is nice that she got better, luckily we have programs like this that help people such as this in neeed. We recently learnt in school alll about the clean water issues and I’ve witnissed it first hand. I went to sudan for 3 weeks with my family.

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