Safe clean water for 6,000 people in rural Uganda

by Transform Africa
Safe clean water for 6,000 people in rural Uganda
Safe clean water for 6,000 people in rural Uganda
Safe clean water for 6,000 people in rural Uganda
Safe clean water for 6,000 people in rural Uganda
Safe clean water for 6,000 people in rural Uganda
Safe clean water for 6,000 people in rural Uganda
Safe clean water for 6,000 people in rural Uganda
Safe clean water for 6,000 people in rural Uganda
Safe clean water for 6,000 people in rural Uganda
Safe clean water for 6,000 people in rural Uganda

                                                                TRANSFORM AFRICA

                                             GLOBALGIVING REPORT 18 – JUNE 2020

                                         Safe Clean Water for 6,000 People in Rural Uganda

The Safe Clean Water project for 6,000 people in Rural Uganda has been making good progress. Two boreholes have been constructed over the past 3 months. The beneficiary communities are enjoying safe clean water and are grateful for your donations. 

Reports received by our staff show that health especially among children has started improving due to the reduction in waterborne diseases.

The above achievements notwithstanding, another challenge has emerged related to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Many other deserving communities in the areas where we are working lack water now not only for drinking but to promote frequent hand washing to avoid infection. For that reason your support has become critical, we thank those who have made donations.  Much more is still required to save lives in the rural communities we support. This will enable us to construct more boreholes in order to increase access to clean water within the shortest possible distance.

We thank you for your generous donations, especially during this challenging time of COVID-19, and for those who have not done so we are still looking forward to your support.

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                                             GLOBALGIVING REPORT 17 – February 2020

                                         Safe Clean Water for 6,000 People in Rural Uganda

 

The Safe Clean Water for 6,000 people in Rural Uganda has been progressing gradually. Recently the traditional leaders mobilised community members to prepare for the construction of boreholes as part of their contribution to the project. Community members therefore collected several piles of stones from the surrounding areas. These stones will be used to mix the mortar for concreting the borehole. This is a good indicator of the commitment and eagerness of the local communities to the construction of new boreholes. It also shows the severe need for clean drinking water in the area.

We are currently waiting for contributions from the public so that we can start the actual construction.

We would like to thank once again our various past donors who have given generously through GlobalGiving. Your donations have gone a very long way in making a positive impact in the health and livelihoods of rural communities in Mubende and Mityana Districts in Uganda.

It is in this vane that we are appealing to our many donors to continue contributing towards our project so that we can support this much needed project. This project will provide vital water and sanitation support to needy communities in the rural areas of Uganda. We encourage you all to consider donating towards a worthy cause.

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                               GLOBALGIVING REPORT 16 – November 2019

                          Safe Clean Water for 6,000 People in Rural Uganda

The Safe Clean Water for 6,000 people in Rural Uganda was set up to provide access to water for vulnerable communities living in drought prone rural areas. As a result of our past interventions, we have seen many communities experiencing significant improvements in terms of their health, welfare and economic performance. Moreover, because of the falls in water-borne infections in the above areas, people have gained more time to invest in agricultural production whether through raising livestock or cultivating land. As a result, we have had many reports of communities achieving higher incomes, better nutrition and overall improved quality of life.

We have been reporting these benefits to our donors in order to create awareness of the positive changes that have been happening in the targeted communities. We have yet to receive donations which will help us to effectively start the new project for an additional 3,000 people in Rural Uganda. As these funds have not been forthcoming, we have been unable to construct any additional boreholes.

Since the announcement of the new project, the targeted communities have been looking forward to the construction of the new boreholes within their communities. However, because of the financial constraints we have been unable to start construction. As reported last quarter, the people of Mityana have provided some pieces of land to the project to express their willingness and support to start the construction of more boreholes to meet the growing need of safe clean water.

We would like to thank once again our various past donors who have given generously through GlobalGiving. Your donations have gone a very long way in making a positive impact in the health and livelihoods of rural communities in Mubende and Mityana Districts in Uganda.

It is in this that we are appealing to our many donors to continue contributing towards our project so that we can support this much needed project. This project will provide vital water and sanitation support to needy communities in the rural areas of Uganda. We encourage you all to consider donating towards a worthy cause.

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                                GLOBALGIVING REPORT 15 – August 2019

                          Safe Clean Water for 6,000 People in Rural Uganda

 

The Safe Clean Water for 6,000 people in Rural Uganda has been providing access to water for deprived and vulnerable communities. As stated in earlier project reports, several communities have seen remarkable improvements in their physical and economic well-being. In addition to reductions in water-related diseases targeted communities have experienced increase in agricultural output. This has led to higher incomes and better nutrition.

However, for the past four months since the launch of our revised project for an additional 3,000 people in Rural Uganda, we have not been able to secure any donations from our donors and thereby not been able to construct any boreholes.

There was a community meeting with the people of Mityana and some pieces of land has been allocated to the project to start the construction of more boreholes to meet the dire need of the people. They are so much looking up to having boreholes constructed in their communities but because of the financial constraints we are unable to start construction.

We wish to express thanks once again to our many past donors through GlobalGiving. Your donations are going a very long way in improving the health and livelihoods of deprived communities in Mubende and Mityana Districts in Uganda.

We are also appealing to our donors to continue contributing towards our project so that at least we will be able to start something. The project being conducted promises to provide vital water and sanitation support to needy communities in the rural areas of Uganda. Please donate towards a worthy cause.

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A Newly constructed borehole in Rural Mityana
A Newly constructed borehole in Rural Mityana

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Testimony

Esther is a mother residing in Mityana sub-county who understands what it means to wake up early in the morning and walk for over an hour each way to fetch water. She has been molested on the way, fallen down in a ditch due to the darkness, witnessed at least two children almost drown in one of the water points, and usually shares the water points with domestic animals.

When interviewed by our project partners BIVA, this is what she said:

‘Life for me has been extremely difficult; despite the fear of infections and waterborne diseases, I had no alternative but to use the contaminated water ponds. This has causes untold damage to my family’s health and much financial loss as I had to spend a lot on medication.

However, with the construction of the new borehole, things have turned around dramatically. Our health has greatly improved and we can now save money to invest in our gardening project’.

Water borehole construction

In the past three months we were only able to construct one additional water borehole in the target area. However, the impact has been tremendous.

To make the use of the new water borehole more effective and beneficial, we have also organised training in hygiene and sanitation for all beneficiaries. This has helped the communities to further improve their health and to maintain the wells in a sustainable way.

We have ensured that the community members take active part in the construction of the water boreholes so that they can gain ownership of the project. They have provided labour, basic materials and food. They have also been equipped on borehole maintenance. In this way they can take full responsibility for the effective running and maintenance of the water borehole. This will continue even after the end of the project funding.

Benefits of the water borehole

As a result, levels of infections and illness have decreased as noted from the records of the local health units. There have been falls in the levels of attacks on women and girls who used to wake up early to fetch water. Women can now work comfortably in their gardens because of the easy access to water, and are now able to grow food crops for domestic consumption and market sales. In addition, women and girls can spend more time on other productive activities instead of taking care of the sick or spending hours to go and fetch unsafe water.

Further borehole construction

The generous contributions of donors have provided support for the construction of the boreholes. As the title of the project states, our goal is to reach over 6,000 rural beneficiaries in Uganda.

We therefore encourage donors to continue to supporting this project so that we can reach even more rural communities in Uganda.

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Charles Kazibwe
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Charles Kazibwe
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