The Water Trust

Impact Report on The Water Trust’s Village Program

Program activities
Savings groups formed in rural villages provide banking services and a reserve fund for the repair of the community’s shared well. If needed, their water point is repaired. Group members receive coaching to improve household hygiene and sanitation.



$4 prevents one case of childhood diarrheal disease.


The Water Trust collected data on outcomes of participants after the program. To estimate the change attributable to the program, The Water Trust compared participants to a similar group of people.

Data source
Enumerators administered household surveys on hygiene, sanitation, community trust, self­-efficacy, and health. Respondents self­-reported whether children under 5 in their household had diarrhea within the prior two weeks.

Attribution method
The comparison group was composed of households in 20 other rural villages in western Uganda that received no intervention. Within each comparison village, households were chosen at random to be surveyed.

This report was created by The Water Trust with self­-reported data using ImpactMatters' impact reporting platform. This report covers December 2016 to December 2017.

Elijah Goldberg