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Spreading Lessons of Good Hygiene Helps Spread Good Health

In rural Uganda, 1 in 12 children dies from preventable water-borne diseases before the age of 5. Without a piped water system, women and girls are forced to collect water for their households from contaminated lakes and puddles, or travel to a well in another village, which takes an average of two hours per day.

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It’s a Record: Lifeline Hits Milestone…

Lifeline reached a new milestone at its factory in Lira, Uganda, producing 12,000 efficient household cookstoves in the month of February alone. Production capacity has doubled in recent months to keep pace with the growing demand for efficient household energy products across Uganda.

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Testing Field Durability of Handpump Sensor Prototype

With our EverFlow Africa pumps running at nearly 100% efficacy, our team is excited to see how a brand new prototype sensor can help our rural customers reach new heights in pump sustainability. Lifeline is in the Alyecimalo community in Uganda testing the field durability of a handpump sensor prototype under development by our partners at charity: water.

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Creating a Feedback Loop on Field Research

Getting feedback from the communities Lifeline works with is critical to increasing transparency and ethical accountability in human-focused field research. In a partnership with Oregon State University’s Humanitarian Engineering Program, Lifeline tested the technical feasibility and usability of a sensor to quantify fuel use for different cookstove and fuel types.

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Keeping Safe Water Within Communities’ Reach

Inside Uganda’s rural Apac District, Lifeline’s EverFlow program is bringing and keeping safe water flowing to area residents through a unique partnership with Stanford University. The program contracts with local water committees to regularly maintain over 700 community-owned handpumps, collect data to ensure they are operating properly and respond to emergency breakdowns in less than 24 hours.

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Selling Fuel-Efficient Cookstoves Helps Boost Safety, Jobs

When Lifeline launched its fuel-efficient cookstove program in the Lira region of Uganda in 2008, we aimed to tackle the growing problem of rising wood and charcoal costs and decrease the amount of biomass used for cooking. The results continue to impress: ILF Fuel Efficient Stoves have reduced the domestic consumption of charcoal and energetic expenditures.

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