Gifts that keep on giving

Since we launched our Gifts with a Difference online catalogue last year, A Rocha Uganda have been busy distributing the first gifts to the beneficiaries. So far they have given out seven fireless cookers, 28 fuel-efficient cook stoves, two bio-sand water filters and provided training in sack gardening to five schools, tree nurseries to one and charcoal briquettes to 20 individuals.

Nabukeera Harriet lives in Kitagobwa village in Wakiso and was delighted to receive her new bio-sand water filter. And judging by the murky stream from which she gets her water, you can see exactly why!

By passing the water through layers of sand and sediment, her bio-sand filter can remove up to 100% of worms and protozoa, up to 98.5% of bacteria and 70-99% of viruses, providing clean, safe water for her and her children. And since she no longer needs to boil her water, she can save on fuel costs and trees too!

Gifts with a Difference can make great gifts to celebrate any occasion. Visit shop.arocha.org to see the whole range and make a difference to people and nature today.

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