Over 9 million Ugandans lack access to safe drinking water with an estimated 440 children still die every week due to waterborne diseases. A much higher number falls sick and experiences health issues from contaminated water which results in lower school attendance.
The social business provides environmentally-friendly UV-based water purification systems to schools on low cost, multi-year credit terms. This helps schools to avoid burning firewood for boiling water and therefore offsets CO2 emissions while reducing medical costs for the families.
Impact Water offers procurement, installation and maintenance of the water filtration systems at Ugandan schools. The social business already serves around one thousand schools in Uganda and provides clean drinking water to more than 500,000 children.