This two-year project will construct a deep bore well with solar pump and two tanks, and provide filters, WASH education (water, sanitation and hygiene) and tapware to the impoverished community of Bubaka, 125 kms east of the capital Kampala. The nearest water source is 1km away which is time-consuming and inefficient for a community wanting to break the poverty cycle. Often children bear the brunt of many hours of carrying water. The one local water source is a shallow well which dries up over the dry season and results in the community having to buy water elsewhere or use unsafe and unreliable sources.
Why Support This:
Our partners are experienced in assessing the water needs of the community and have a proven record of delivering effective outcomes. They engage well with local authorities, community leaders and local organisations to help communities take control of their future and then help others. Unsafe water and poor hygiene practices mean much of the population experiences poor health and lack of productivity. Infant mortality is also alarmingly high. This project will enable 3890 people to gain access to clean water for the first time for $16.77 per person. An estimated 238,368 hours will be saved per annum to be reinvested into productive activities such as education and income creation.
Budget: $65,300. Year Two: $29,600.
Once completed, the community committee will raise a small amount of funds from each household for upkeep and maintenance. All building activities will be carried out by local people who will then have good working knowledge for any maintenance issues. The community has provided the land.
Since the brutal leadership of Idi Amin in the 1970s, Uganda has suffered the devastating effects of civil war, HIV/AIDS and rebel conflict, claiming the lives of the parents of more than two million children. There are many disadvantaged families and young people as a result. Uganda has the youngest population in the world, with 75% under the age of 30. Finding ways to economically empower communities will not only help the locals but will help to develop the whole nation.
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