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Project type: Water
Standards: Gold Standard
Nearly a billion people worldwide do not have access to safe drinking water. This Gold Standard project, based primarily in Uganda, Malawi, Rwanda and Eritrea provides clean drinking water to small rural communities by repairing and drilling new boreholes. Boreholes can be used as water wells by installing a vertical pipe casing and well screen, which allows water to be extracted from the ground. By providing clean water, communities no longer need to purify water through boiling. This alleviates pressure on local forests – the predominant source of firewood – and reduces greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
Sustainable Development Goals: In addition to delivering emissions reductions to help take urgent action to combat climate change (SDG 13), the project delivers a number of other sustainable development benefits. The following SDG impacts are currently indicative and subject to change upon further analysis:
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Pius is a pupil at Abari primary school in Uganda. Before the local borehole was repaired, he would fetch water from 2km away, taking about two hours. Now he collects water within 150 meters of his home, leaving more time for other activities.
Lucy, Ajwati Dokolo