Water gift to Uganda by Tobby Atimnedi:
Tobias, aka Tobby was born in Anyiribu, a sub-county in Northern Uganda. He had not been there for a very long time, but when his father passed away, he made a trip from America to see where his father was laid to rest. His siblings, relatives, friends, and in-laws were thrilled to see him back home in Uganda. As usual, many of them wanted to know more about the United States and how his life was in the United States. It was a bittersweet moment as a big crowd of people gathered around to welcome him, listen to his story, and share a moment of his father’s passing.
Water is life!
At the end of the gathering, one of his sisters raised her hand to ask a question.
“Tobby, I see you are drinking bottled water, and we are drinking water from the pot. I understand that you know that the water we have here is dirty. May you please help us drill a borehole around here to provide us with clean water?” She asked.
This question hit Tobby hard that he broke down in tears. Suddenly, he was reminded of his family’s real struggles and the people in this region since his childhood, mainly due to a lack of safe, clean water. He was reminded about the direct link between poverty and lack of access to clean, safe water and proper sanitation. Water is life indeed.
The cost for one borehole in this region ranges between $5800 – $8500 depending on the contractor’s reserve -price and the number of boreholes to be drilled, and the nature of the rocks beneath the soil. Still, the benefits and opportunities for supporting the community growth with such drilling are far higher than the cost itself.
However, Tobby cannot do it alone; In fact, he cannot afford to do it at all. This is where BOWtali (alongside you) comes in. For every purchase you make on the BOWtali, a small percentage of that purchase supports this project. Please make a purchase here today Together, we can help the people of Anyiribu in Northern Uganda get a gift of water through our give-back program.
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Again, thank you very much for your support!
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