In January 2015, with the help of Rotary, The Color of Water found out we had funded a water well for a small village in Uganda! The funding includes training in maintenance of the well, spare parts and training in sanitation.

The donation was fairly generous but not significant until it was matched 3½ times by Rotary District 6290 and Rotary International.

The project is part of the Uganda Rotary WaterPlus Project. I researched the trustworthiness of the project by talking personally with the people in charge of managing it. I met the Ugandan Rotarian, a real gentleman, Past District Governor Chris Mutalya, at the 2014 Rotary International Convention in Sydney, Australia. The U.S. Rotary connection is Ginny Ryan, a very bright, incredibly industrious productive woman, an Assistant District Governor for 6290. She knows the agent in Washington who will be handling the finances and overseeing the project.