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First Brymec-funded well project completed

The Kidoko well in Uganda – the 635th well to be drilled by charity Fields of Life – has been completed thanks to funding from the charitable arm of building services supplier, Brymec.

The well has provided Kidoko's residents with ready access to clean water.

The well will provide clean, fresh water to 230 homes within the community. Each home has an average of four occupants, meaning that more than 920 people will now have access to clean water. 

Kidoko is located in the Tororo district of Eastern Uganda, where access to water is extremely limited. Debbie Cameron, head of development and fundraising at Fields of Life explained: “The nearest water source for this community was an open water source located 1.5km away, which meant people from the village had to spend many hours walking long distances to collect water and would have to do this arduous journey numerous times throughout the day.

“This task usually fell to the women and children, resulting in children missing valuable school hours and women missing work. The water they were forced to collect was contaminated with many waterborne diseases, which led to many in the village becoming severely ill and some loss of life.”

Joe Morris, marketing co-ordinator at Brymec, said: “We are delighted that we've been able to help people in desperate need of fresh water by funding the construction of the well at Kidoko. We hope it will be the first of many.”

“The Brymec Foundation was established to formally structure how the company can fulfil one of the company's core objectives – to help others. The company actively promotes the foundation to support this cause.”

Fields of Life is deeply concerned about the lack of available clean water in East Africa. She added: “Many communities survive by drinking contaminated water, which often leads to diseases like bilharzia, cholera and typhoid.

“Since 2009, thanks to our generous donors – including Brymec – we have been able to provide impoverished communities with clean water. Our dedicated water, sanitation and hygiene team, drilling team and water partners work tirelessly drilling 10-12 wells each month.”

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