Crowdfunding for clean water
Most of us wouldn’t think twice about being able to drink a glass of water whenever we want to. But having clean water on tap is a luxury almost 800 million people around the world don’t have.
The need for clean water is especially high in Uganda, as Anna Vikky found out. The 27-year-old from Dusseldorf in Germany, launched her own aid organization 2aid.org in 2009. Now she and 2aid.org are working together with a Ugandan NGO to improve access to water and sanitation in a rural region of Uganda.
It was important to Anna to find a partner project that had a grassroots approach. And her funding has also taken a similar path – she’s raised a large portion of the needed funds via social media.
Listen to the report by Natalie Muller in Dusseldorf:
Photographer Falco Peters created this photo series for the 2aid.org website, to convey the group’s work and the need for clean water in Uganda:
DateTuesday 08.04.2014 | 13:35
Tagsaid, social media, Uganda, water