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Borehole drilled for Pader Secondary School in Pader Uganda by Drop in the Bucket

Pader Secondary School

Pader Secondary School, located in Pader, Uganda, faced a significant challenge in accessing clean water. Historically, the school purchased water from the local trading center,

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Drop in the Bucket drillers working on a borehole well at Ogom Telela Primary School in Uganda

Ogom Telela Primary School

The situation at Ogom Telela school in Ogom Telela village, Pader District, Ogom Sub-County once posed a significant challenge regarding access to safe water. Initially,

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Amoko Primary School

Before the well, the school’s only water source was a rainwater harvesting tank, which was only effective during or immediately after the rainy season, but not much help during any of the dry months. During those times the students would have to bring water with them to school from any water source they could find. This often meant that the children were thirsty or drinking unsafe water.

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Obolokome Primary School

Before this well was drilled the only source of water for the Obolokome Primary School and the Obolokome village were local streams. Unfortunately water from streams is not safe to drink as it is very susceptible to contaminants. The school and the surrounding village was in urgent need of clean water, which is why the team from Drop in the Bucket acted quickly after being told about the school, and their lack of clean water, by the district authorities.

Drop in the Bucket drillers were able to hit water at the depth of 50 meters and the water tested clean and safe to drink.

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Richard Okello making bricks from Gwenotwom, Uganda


One woman’s story – attacked by ants while getting water Ajok Nighty,  lives in Gwenotwom, Uganda. Ajok was born with a physical disability that she

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Pakuma community well drilled by Drop in the Bucket

Pakuma Community

The Pakuma well is located by a busy market where the local women and children sell their produce. Agriculture is the main source of income

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Kati-Kati West now has a borehole well drilled by Drop in the Bucket

Kati-Kati West

In November 2021, Drop in the Bucket drilled a borehole well for the community at Kati-Kati West. At 50 meters we installed an India Mk ii hand pump with a flow through rate of 2.7 cubic meters of water per hour. This was more than sufficient even with so many people using the well.

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