Abubaker and Rubongi Army S School Working to provide clean water to students and staff in Tororo, Uganda

Abubaker's Story

The picture shows Abubaker in his purple suit. His country contains some of the millions of people living in poverty around the world, beginning at the end of Imperialism.

About the loan

Why is this The right loan to invest in?

Abubaker is blessed to be the head teacher of Rubongi Army Secondary School. This school has 1,800 students, and is located in the urban area of Rubongi in Tororo.

The school, along with Abubaker, have requested for a loan from KIVA, of $1,800 to install and maintain a water filtation system in order to provide clean drinking water for the students.

The school does not have access to consistent, clean drinking water and has to spend a large portion of its 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 run, because the cost of firewood will be reduced. The loan will allow the school to purchase two UV water treatment systems with 750-litre tanks, which will be big enough to store clean drinking water for the students every day.

Rubongi School will repay their loan from their school fees, collected each term. Abubaker hopes that accessing safe drinking water will improve his students' concentration and attendance by decreasing the number of children who become sick from waterborne diseases, as well as increase the number of students attending the school.

Uganda, the Place

Uganda, where the school is located, in a developing country located in Africa. Neighboring countries include Sudan, Kenya, Tanzania, and Rwanda.

Lymphatic filariasis, leprosy, soil-transmitted helminthes, sleeping sickness, and more, are all common diseases in Uganda. Some of these can be passed through drinking water, and one ways Uganda proves to be a developing country is that people living there don't all have access to clean drinking water.

Since Uganda is a developing nation, it doesn't have a lot of money to fund clean water systems for schools, and many children can get sick from the unhealthy bacteria in the water. Uganda is land-locked, except for Lake Victoria, so it doesn't have a reliable water source in all parts. Being landlocked forces Uganda to rely on it's neighbors for many goods, and to be at risk when there are disputes between the countries. Therefore, it would be necessary to donate to Abubaker, so he can provide the drinking water needed to keep children healthy and learning in school.

The "P" of Poverty that affects Uganda, and Rubongi Army S School the most is Place. This is because the area that Uganda, in Africa, is in, has many illnesses, doesn't have a consistent sanitary water supply, is landlocked, doesn't have the best government nor economy, and would not be able to provide clean drinking water for Abubaker's students who need their education, without this loan.

Ugandan past

Uganda's Past (from left to right, top to bottom): Idi Amin, Flag of Uganda, Flag of the Soviet Union, a Tribal Man from Uganda
A Timeline of the History of Uganda

People in uganda

38,319,241 people live in Uganda. The average age is around 15.7. There is a very high risk of getting sick in Uganda. 78.4% of the population over the age of 15 can read and write. Most people live in rural areas. English is the official language. Baganda 16.5%, Banyankole 9.6%, Basoga 8.8%, Bakiga 7.1%, Iteso 7%, Langi 6.3%, Bagisu 4.9%, Acholi 4.4%, Lugbara 3.3%, other 32.1% (2014 est.). These are all the ethnic groups.

The people, including Abubaker, of Uganda, are very likely to get sick because of the other ill people. This can force them to drop out of school, and not be able to get a quality education or job. They wouldn't be able to grow up and become soldiers to fight for Uganda, in the case of Rubongi Army S School, nor become new government leaders to help the development of Uganda. Additionally, there are many young people in Uganda, and some cannot read, so the school needs to have clean drinking water to have students stay in it, and be able to learn.

POlitics

The rule of law in Uganda is that Human trafficking is illegal and nobody is above it. Yoweri Museveni is the Uganda president. Yoweri Museveni is educated and went to University of Dar es Salaam. He is 71, but many people think he lied and is really 76. Most citizens are over the age of 15 can read and write. The citizens did not elect Yoweri Museveni as president, he was elected by the military. The communities are coming together slowly. He is strong leader.

Since the government isn't as strong in Uganda, and there isn't a way for citizens to elect a leader, who can help develop their nation and bring clean water to all schools and overall improve education. This would help Abubaker and his school greatly, but since this isn't the case, they need the money for the water.

Peace in uganda

Uganda has been involved in two total wars in it's history, both fought in Uganda. One was called the Ugandan Bush War (1979-1986) against government of Milton Obote, it lasted 5 years. And a civil war against Lords Resistance Army (LRA). This war has lasted from 1979-2017 (present day) making Ugandas risk of war 100% considering they are still in one.

This somewhat proves Uganda to be a developing country, they don't have a strong enough army force to be fighting and winning. Their government may also be too weak to control the circumstances in their country. If we donate to Abubaker, the money will be helping Army School students by supplying them with clean drinking water. With clean water students won't be getting sick and having to miss school, or even die from not being able to find an affordable cure. Plus, more graduated army students means more people in the army fighting for peace in Uganda.

Global goals

The 17 Global Goals

If Abubaker reaches his goal and is able to provide his school with clean drinking water he will not only be contributing to reach the global goal of clean drinking water, but also to quality education. Many students in developing nations sometimes have to drop out which could sometimes be because of these illnesses caused by their living or working environment, and food or water source. With clean water, students could stay in school and get an education, which could lead them to better jobs and a more developed country.

Work Cited:

http://www.globalgoals.org

http://invisiblechildren.com

http://howafrica.com/donors-want-re-colonise-africa-ugandan-president-museveni/

https://populationchampions.wordpress.com

http://www.hoa.africom.mil/story/7276/ugandan-soldiers-graduate-from-counterterrorism-course

https://www.kiva.org/

http://www.waza.co.ke/5-uganda-amisom-soldiers-held-in-somalia-for-arms-sale/

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