Welcome to Apechoroit, Uganda
Many people in the area have very little to eat. They would love to grow more crops and vegetables for food, but growing crops also needs water, which they don't have enough of even for drinking.
Aleper’s closest water source is the River Amaler, about one and a half kilometres away. Aleper makes the journey to collect water with her eldest daughter, Teko Helen, three times a day. They cannot bring enough water back from the river to irrigate their crops.
Aleper Lilian’s children struggle to have enough food to eat a meal each day. Here the children eat the leaves from the Ekorete tree, because that’s all they could find to eat.
Akol Catherine has safe water in the village, meaning she can grow cassavas and other vegetables for her family. Her children go to school, have full bellies, and lots of energy to play and learn.
With help from churches across the UK, we will transform the village with a new borehole, bringing safe water to the whole community. This will give them enough water to grow crops of nutritious vegetables, ensuring their families no longer go hungry.