Help us deliver clean water to Migyera a rural village of 5,000 people in central Uganda. Today women and children spend an extraordinary amount of time collecting unsanitary water from a local pond. Access to clean water will help students excel in school by improving their health and giving them more time to focus on their studies. It will empower more women to pursue income-generating projects through our programs and dramatically improve the conditions for patients in our health center.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Families living in rural Migyera, Uganda have extremely limited access to water. Lack of clean water impacts every aspect of family life from health to interfering with education and income-generating activities. Women and children spend hours collecting water. Our school's 5 rain water catchment tanks empty after 31 days leaving 500 children to depend on contaminated pond water. Completing our water project will provide a sustainable solution greatly improving living conditions for all.
How will this project solve this problem?
Our comprehensive solution includes two phases - construction and training. We have drilled a 512' well that draws water from an aquifer and built a 50,000L water tower. We need to lay pipe to connect them and complete the construction phase which will provide water to the school, health center and community for drinking, hygiene, cooking and agriculture. Phase two includes training in water purification, conservation, gray water management, crop irrigation and income-generating agriculture.
Potential Long Term Impact
5000 villagers will gain a new level of health, quality of life and economic stability: Women and children will no longer travel miles to collect stagnant water. The number of women engaged in entrepreneurial endeavors will increase. The number of children attending school will increase. 500 students will have access to running water for personal and menstrual hygiene and hand washing. The health center will see a decrease in morbidity and mortality related to water-born parasitic diseases.
Total Funding Received to Date: $3,556
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $4,444
Total Funding Goal: $8,000