Water way to help others

By Alex Richardson, The Norticle Issue 4

Nearly two thirds of Ugandans don’t have access to safe, clean water, while many lack important resources such as mosquito nets or educational tools.

The members of Mercy Scouts International are selling bracelets to help raise money to improve communities in Uganda.

Each bracelet costs £4, which is enough to provide clean water for six children for a year, or to purchase a mosquito net to help protect four children from malaria-carrying mosquitoes throughout the night.

The bracelets are made by members of Mercy Scouts International out of recycled materials, each taking approximately 45 minutes to make.

This not only provides a source of income but also teaches them a range of transferrable skills.

Mercy Scouts International have a stall in the Market Place next to the Internet Cafe, so head over if you want to hear more about how you can help to make a difference.