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Our approach partners with Ugandans to deliver the benefits of clean, safe water: for life.

update July 18, 2021

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Update April 28, 2021:


1.  Our WASH program continues to thrive by teaching more Ugandans about proper sanitation! A total of 6 soap making workshops took place in March in the Muhaha and Kagorogoro villages with 25 participants. They loved making soap from ingredients found locally and are excited to improve sanitation and hygiene in their communities!

2.  Demonstrations of sanitation and hygiene practices were conducted in 4 villages where participants learned how to set up a drying rack, washable floor, a bath shelter, and tippy taps (hands-free washing station). A total of 69 community members participated in these demonstrations and now have better access to proper sanitation practices.

3.  On average, we had a total of 56 volunteers come out to help us dig, carry sand, and pull pipes for our next project. That means that an estimated total of 3,784 hours of labour was contributed by community members who wanted to be a part of seeing their friends and families benefit from the clean water that will come from this project.

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March 30, 2021 update:


We're hosting a virtual event called The Finish Line this Wednesday - March 31st. 
It was originally meant for people and Churches who had participated in our 14,000 KM Walk for Water, but then we realized because of Zoom, there's no reason why we can't open it up to others. Since your Church has given to this important project over this past year, we'd love to invite you to join too! 
The evening will feature a short overview of the ministry of Acts for Water from Jeff Golby, our CEO, an update on our project from Athens in Uganda, and a few stories and images from the field. There’s no ask - it’s just a way to connect better with you and share some exciting progress.  
Feel free to pass this on to your congregation and those interested.

The Finish Line with Acts for Water
March 31st
 - 8:00-9:00 pm PST
Zoom Linkhttps://us02web.zoom.us/j/2251972399
Meeting ID: 225 197 2399
RSVP: https://forms.gle/kvZuWQ5haZDRtjrD7  

Hope to see you there! With Joy, Lisa Beiderwieden

Dec.22 update:

Hey St. Peter's Anglican Church,

Today is a historic day in the Kabumba and Kogorogo villages in KOTA as we commissioned 4 taps to begin flowing 6,000 litres of life-giving water flowing every single day from here on out. It’s a celebration that you are a part of because of your faithful monthly commitment.  

We’re not done with this project (10 more taps to go), but we couldn’t wait to get these villages up and running before Christmas! Just think of the difference it will make for these families! Families including Godfrey Kiiza's, who welcomed me in and shared a meal with me back in February just before the pandemic broke, now have access to clean water, hygiene essentials, and training when they need it most. 

It’s the good news we all need right now - and you helped write it.

“I thank Acts for bringing clean water. I was taking 2 hours to go behind the hill to fetch water and would find pigs bathing from the same water I was to collect. But today Acts has brought clean water just near my home! Thank you, I will no longer walk a long distance to fetch water.” 

- Angella (8 years old)

These stories and faces make me so grateful for you - the community that has faithfully given each month allowing us to do this work. Below, you can see the faces and hear the voices now filled with hope and joy. Those taps now forever connect you with them!

I know many are bracing for a different and potentially difficult Christmas here in Canada. Yet today about 1,600 people in the Kabumba and Kogorogo villages are celebrating cool, clean water for Christmas and we hope their joy may bring you joy as well - because it, like water, connects us all.

Wishing you a Merry Christmas, with moments of that same joy you’ve brought to our friends in Uganda.

- Jeff Golby
CEO, Acts for Water

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