Clean water is the essential ingredient for life. Yet millions in our world have no access to it. SMI works to provide clean water to remote villages in Western Uganda through the installation of bore-hole wells, water filtration systems, and rainwater containment systems. Local churches identify the sites most in need, and a clean water source is typically provided near the church itself. This often creates goodwill in the community toward the local church, which is uniquely positioned to minister to both the physical and spiritual needs of the community they serve.
Each well provides clean water for approximately 2,000 people a day. In villages where wells have been installed, child mortality from water-borne disease is virtually eliminated. SMI also educates villagers in the dangers of contaminated water and trains local leaders to maintain their own clean water supply for future generations without continual assistance from the outside.