Miss Uganda Leah Kagasa was hoping to be Miss World but her dreams were tattered after she failed to emerge world’s number one at the beauty pageant.
In order to revive her dreams of achieving more before her term ends, the UNAA Causes decided that Miss Leah should officially become their face responsible for water awareness focusing on education and other activities.
The Clean Water Fund is a project by Ugandans in North America aimed at pooling resources to provide clean and accessible water to fellow Ugandans back home.
According to Bridgette Namitala, the publicist of this campaign, thousands of Ugandans die each year due to diseases related to hygiene.
“Approximately 23,000 Ugandans die each year due to diarrhoea including 19,700 children under the age of 5. Reports show that around 45% ‐ 50% of the people within the city centres lack access to clean water. Some estimate that 1 in 5 people in Uganda do not have access to water at all and even those who have access to clean water, face a high risk of using contaminated water, she said.