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Apr 2, 2016 8:08 AM ET

Archived: North Road P. School: A loan of $1,475 helps North Road P. School to purchase a water filtration system to provide clean drinking water for its students.

iCrowdNewswire - Apr 2, 2016

North Road P. School

Mbale, Uganda Education | Education provider
North Road P. School
Greetings from Uganda! This is Judith. She is the Head Teacher of North Road P. School, a mixed School in the urban area of Mbale Municipality with 3,000 students. North Road P. School has requested a loan to cover the cost of installing and maintaining UV water and Tulip filtration systems to provide clean drinking water for its students. The school does not currently have access to consistent clean drinking water and therefore has to spend a considerable portion of their budget on firewood, which is used to boil water for the children. Installing two water filtration systems will therefore save the school money in the long-term as the cost of firewood will be reduced.

The loan will enable the school to purchase UV and Tulip Filtration water treatment systems with a 3,000 litre tank and five Sets of 20 litre buckets, which will be big enough to store clean drinking water for the students every day.

North Road P. School will repay their loan from their school fees, which they collect each term. Judith ultimately hopes that having access to safe drinking water will improve her student’s concentration and attendance by reducing the number of children that fall sick from water-borne diseases as well as increase the number of students coming to the school.

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More information about this loan

This loan supports the purchase of a Safe Water System for a school located near urban areas in Uganda. The water treatment system will increase access to safe water for students, reduce the cost burden of fuels used to boil and sanitize water, and help people adopt healthier sanitation practices. This loan will be used to provide borrowers with needed goods or services, as opposed to cash or financial credit. The loan repayments are tied to the start of the school term, which is the time when schools have the highest cash flow as a result of school fees. By supporting this loan, you’re helping school children and teachers access safe water.

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Impact Carbon is a non-profit organization that focuses on building sustainable business models to increase the distribution of clean energy technologies. The organization seeks to deliver measureable social and environmental impact, while demonstrating commercial viability and scale.

Impact Carbon has worked to bring clean technologies (improved cookstoves, safe water technologies) to millions of people in Uganda affected by energy poverty.

Impact Carbon leverages carbon finance to fund their projects. Funds come from the sale of carbon credits generated by quantifying the greenhouse gas emission reductions generated from their projects, as well as other impact investments. Impact Carbon’s work improves health, reduces poverty, and improves local environments, while mitigating climate change.

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