The Villages of the Matata Swamp need clean water

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Interview with Matata community member

Improving the lives of vulnerable children

Women walk miles every day to gather clean water from this swamp. The water is contaminated and causes disabilities, diseases and death.


7 out of 10 people visiting the health clinic have typhoid.


Four clean water wells distributed in the region are needed to meet the needs for the thousands of people living in this area of the Matata swamp. These 4 sites for wells are strategically positioned to reduce the amount of time to collect water every day which will keep women safe, provide time for planting and harvesting and time for girls to go to school. 


We have successfully drilled 3 bore holes in this area. In July 2019, we again tried to drill a well for Osunyuk Village but after drilling 92 meters we were unable to reach water.

We are currently working with teachers to develop problem-based learning lessons for students in middle and high school to research solutions and propose a plan for efficient, effective water solutions for Osunyuk.


Teachers: interested in contributing to this project while providing your students with a challenging problem to solve while allowing your students to work to improve global justice? Contact us: 



Clean water not only reduces disability and death, but it reduces gender based violence, increases the time to tend to agriculture for improved nutrition, increases the time that children can attend school, and increases the time that parents can spend with their children. 


We are almost there!

Teachers: interested in contributing to this project while providing your students with a challenging problem to solve while allowing your students to work to improve global justice? Contact us: