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    Keeping water flowing to the crops

    Day 30

    Pump It Up

    There’s nothing easy about lugging a container of water up a hill from a river or lake. And for the farmers at the Juru Greenhouse in Nakivale, this is a daily task that can feel never ending.

    The greenhouse workers in Uganda carry water from Lake Nakivale to their crops for irrigation. They’re hard workers, but with all that time spent going up and down the hill, they’re only able to reach a limited number of plants.

    The group already had a pump to get water out of the lake, but the only way to get it up the hill was by foot. So, we decided to buy a pipe for them and dig out a pipeline!

    The group was so excited about the time and energy they’ll save with this new pipeline. They started organizing and planning how to use the new technology right away.

    One of the women told us, “we’ve become so tired of carrying the water up the hill, day after day. This will make such a big difference to our little group.”

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