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    Helping the water operators in Juru see a little better at night

    Day 101

    Far Out

    In Nakivale Refugee Settlement in Uganda, our teams are responsible for getting clean water to over 100,000 refugees who live in the 184-square-kilometer settlement. That’s a lot of people, a lot of ground to cover. And a lot of water.

    To power this undertaking, we employ dozens of water operators who are in charge of making sure things run smoothly. But as you might imagine, reaching the furthest ends of the settlement can be a challenge.

    That’s where our water operators in Juru come in.

    The area called Juru is far away from the most populated part of the settlement, where the landscape is hilly and green. But at night, it gets dark.

    “This place is far away from most homesteads,” said Andrew from the ARC team. “There are five water operators here, and they take shifts spending all night and all day at this water point.”

    These guys carry a lot of responsibility, and water crises come up day or night. We thought they were perfect candidates for change. How? You guessed it – Watts of Love headlamps!

    We gave each of the five operators a headlamp to guide their way at night.

    “We are so grateful for this!” said one operator. “I’ve wanted to have something like this for a long time. They’re long lasting, and free to recharge. We are very happy.”

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