We are the UCLA Engineers Without Borders - Uganda team. The community of Bukonko, Uganda needs a source of clean water, and we need your help!
While most of us take clean water for granted, Kevin is part of the Bukonko community in which severe water-borne illnesses have become a part of everyday life. We strongly believe that access to safe water is a fundamental human right, and that is why our team is partnering with Light Up Hope Uganda, a local humanitarian organization, to build a reliable, long-lasting source of clean water for Bukonko. Our travel team will embark on their first trip to the site in March 2022, where we will collect technical data to determine what type of structure we need to build. If our fundraising goal is met, we will be able to cover the costs of our trip that we have been paying mostly out of pocket, and we can plan for the construction of the source of water next year! Donate and give Bukonko its source of clean water!
These past few months, our team has been diligently preparing for this trip. As a student-run team, the expenses fall on our travel team members, including hefty transportation and surveying equipment fees.
Our team always maintains a high commitment to our project despite the great challenges of COVID-19!
This is where YOU come in! By donating to our campaign, you will not only be supporting the expenses for our team during this trip but also helping to complete the first step in bringing safe and clean water to the families of Bukonko. A little bit goes a long way. We’ve got a long way to go, so donate what you can! You will be contributing something tangible. This is not a hope, or a whim, or a “maybe” -- your donation, big or small, will help develop the community of Bukonko. Families for generations to come will inherit what we take for granted -- a source of clean water that can be used for bathing and doing household chores.
The United States leads the world in private donations as a percentage of GDP. This is a little-known fact but a powerful one - our country is generous. Make your donation and continue this tradition this Thanksgiving and holiday season!
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