This project is aimed at increasing access to safe water, improve hygiene, reduce disease burden, and improve economic well-being among vulnerable communities of central Uganda. These communities include orphanage homes, homes of the elderly, single mother households and homes of people living with HIV & AIDS. The project will include the installation of water tanks to harvest rain water in these different vulnerable communities and training them in rain water harvest .
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Wakiso District is situated in the central southern part of Uganda,It is estimated that its population was approximately 1,310,100 in 2010. With such a population, Wakiso has only five groundwater based pumped piped water serving approximately 33% of the population having access to safe water. The rest of the community survives on water from the lake, streams, swamps and dag out wells which are also competed for with animals. This has promoted the contamination of water with parasites.
How will this project solve this problem?
This project will involve the installation of plastic water tanks to harvest safe rain water for home use. In a region were there is abundant rain fall, this method is one of the best methods to increase access to safe water since thousands of liters of water can be collected in a short period of time. Village promoters will be trained to promote and train fellow members of the community in rain water harvest practices.
Potential Long Term Impact
This project will increase access to safe water, improve hygiene, reduce disease burden, and improve economic well-being among vulnerable populations including orphans, people living with HIV & AIDS, the elderly and single parents among others. Over 1000 people will be beneficiaries with some directly using the water and others employed as village promoters for this project while others will gain skills in the installation of this tanks.
Total Funding Received to Date: $25
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $9,475
Total Funding Goal: $9,500