Muyenga village is located in the Kakindo/Kakumiro Province in Uganda. The villagers currently use open ponds and swamps for their water. The only water that is available is dark and and muddy. This water is filled with water-borne bacteria. In the village parasites, river blindness and Typhoid are rampant. Untreated, it is usually fatal.
Young girls are especially vulnerable to violence when getting water. If they are able to make the journey safely, they have missed much of the morning school time.