St. Matthew’s is a unique project. We were introduced to Robinson Otim, St. Matthew’s founder, by one of our advisory board members. St. Matthew’s was built out of necessity during Covid-19 as many children were unable to attend school. In less than a year, Robinson and his team built a school from the ground up and enrolled more than 100 students. However they lacked quite a few necessities, including water and toilets. With limited time before opening, Ripple stepped in to offer support. We were able to finish the floors in classrooms, dig a shallow well that provides more than 5,000 liters of water per day, and implement water borne toilets instead of pit latrines. This support was in partnership with a Mr. Rich Postler and family. Our plan is to return to St. Matthew’s shortly with additional funding and a longer time table to drill a borehole well that’s capable of producing a much higher quantity of safe clean drinking water for both the school and surrounding community.