Svakom’s Water Well in Uganda Completed

CHATSWORTH, Calif.—At the end of August 2020, adult products manufacturer Svakom teamped up with Drop in the Bucket, a registered NGO that since 2006 has been doing community development by building water and sanitation facility at schools and communities.

After a successful campaign run by Svakom during Uganda Water and Environment Week, a well was built in Pader, a small Ugandan village, that will serve to provide clean water mainly to the Alim Health Center II.

Prior to this, a workers at Alim Health Center II have typically needed to trek half-a-mile each day to a borehole well to procure clean water, often having to wait in a line under the hot Ugandan sun for hours.The health center is the first place that anyone in the surrounding communities will go if they suspect they may have COVID-19. Workers will make five-mile trips a day in total to get the water necessary to keep the facility clean.  

After months of overcoming the restrictions during the pandemic, the new well drilled by Drop in the Bucket and funded by Svakom was officially completed on March 24, 2021. With its own source of clean water, the health center staff can spend more time focusing on their patients and no longer have to waste hours fetching water. The health center is now cleaner, more efficient and able to treat more patients each day.

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