Uganda Development Trust provided business development services and technical assistance to Tusafishe Limited, a USADF grantee, providing safe drinking water to 6,150 school-going children in the Nebbi District.
Tusafishe was created in June 2017 as a social enterprise with the purpose of eliminating water-borne diseases in large vulnerable populations by building ecologically friendly community water purification systems to offer safe drinking water. These systems have been implemented in refugee camps and schools in some parts of rural Uganda. Every day, the Tusafishe systems deployed in these communities offer 315,660 liters of safe drinking water. Because the systems require moringa seed powder for maintenance, we plant these trees in these locations. To date, our work has helped reduce up to 11,163 tons of CO2 per year through absorption and avoidance. Tusafishe was chosen as the winner of the SEED Low Carbon award in 2019 for being an eco-inclusive firm. Tusafishe is targeting six primary schools in the Nebbi district with a combined population of 6,150 students (3,650 girls and 2,500 boys).