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Beyond endurance: Pictures telling Uganda’s water story

Stories of water harvesting, pollution, scarcity and misuse among others are not new in developing countries.

And in Uganda and several other countries in Eastern and Southern Africa region (ESAR), where UNICEF estimates that about 157 million people are not connected to a clean and safe water distribution system, and thus need to use external water sources, stories of this nature are made frequently.

But whereas several stories of this nature are made, not all of them are told. Some never make it to the media.

WaterSan Perspective brings you the picture story of water harvesting, pollution, scarcity and misuse among others in Uganda which Fredrick Mugira produced with support from the CSE Media Fellowships Programme for the Global South.

In Uganda and several other developing countries, children and women are the main collectors of domestic water. They often walk long distances to fetch water.   Beyond endurance: Pictures telling Uganda’s water story Page3 300x215

In Uganda and several other developing countries, children and women are the main collectors of domestic water. They often walk long distances to fetch water.

 

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This sometimes makes the children miss school while others reach school tired and late  Beyond endurance: Pictures telling Uganda’s water story Page41 300x202

This sometimes makes the children miss school while others reach school tired and late

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Studies done by various international organisations including UNICEF indicate an increase in school attendance in communities that are provided with safe water  Beyond endurance: Pictures telling Uganda’s water story Page7 300x168

Studies done by various international organisations including UNICEF indicate an increase in school attendance in communities that are provided with safe water

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The gendered division of labour in water collection tasks deprives women and girls from opportunities to escape the vicious circle of poverty and disempowerment  Beyond endurance: Pictures telling Uganda’s water story Page9 300x249

The gendered division of labour in water collection tasks deprives women and girls from opportunities to escape the vicious circle of poverty and disempowerment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Villagers soak themselves in the famous Kitagata natural hot springs in Kitagata, Sheema district to have their various ailments healed. Kitagata hot springs are well known for their curative waters. Patients from as far as 100km flock these springs in a bid to have their diseases including rheumatism and arthritis healed  Beyond endurance: Pictures telling Uganda’s water story Page19 300x187

Villagers soak themselves in the famous Kitagata natural hot springs in Kitagata, Sheema district to have their various ailments healed. Kitagata hot springs are well known for their curative waters. Patients from as far as 100km flock these springs in a bid to have their diseases including rheumatism and arthritis healed

 

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Despite receiving enough rains throughout the year, several families with iron-roofed houses in developing countries still use dirty water fetched from shallow wells. They fail to harvest rainwater and opt to follow it up to the swamp  Beyond endurance: Pictures telling Uganda’s water story Page25 300x124

Despite receiving enough rains throughout the
year, several families with iron-roofed houses still use dirty water fetched from shallow wells. They fail to harvest rainwater and opt to follow it up to the swamp

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Children fetching unclean water  Beyond endurance: Pictures telling Uganda’s water story Page26 300x223

Children fetching unclean water

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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