Kyabitaka is a small village in western Uganda. They have a water hole nearby which is polluted with human waste. Many of the villagers have contracted typhoid from the water. The nearest borehole is 4 miles and the newest health clinic is 10 miles away.
We have found that introducing a clean water source works best when it is coupled with education. This project includes the hiring of a health educator by our partner to come and teach the maintenance of the borehole, care of the environment around the borehole, how to control the water-borne diseases, latrines, other sanitation, etc.