1 Children collecting water from a dirty pond
TRANSFORM AFRICA GLOBALGIVING REPORT 9 – JANUARY 2018
Safe Clean Water for 3,000 people in Rural Uganda
This is the 9th GlobalGiving report and we would like to thank our donors for their generous contributions towards our “Safe Clean Water project”.
In the past 3 months we have been able to construct two more boreholes in the Maanyi and Kassanda sub-counties in the Mityana District (Uganda), where there is a crucial need for safe and clean water.
Before the boreholes were constructed children were going into dirty ponds to fetch water and there were cases of children drowning, as well as the effects of contaminated water from the ponds.
Since the construction of the boreholes, children are always happy to go to the boreholes to fetch water as it is now safe for them. They are now drinking clean and pure water and not falling sick from drinking dirty and contaminated water which they used to share with animals as well.
We very much welcome continuing donations from the general public as this will enable us to meet the dire need of the people of the Mubende and Mityana Districts, Uganda, to protect them from water-borne diseases and drought in their area.
Jane, a resident of Namirembe Village, has this to say:
“I am happy the children in the community don't have to walk long dangerous distances to collect water. Children as young as three years old can be seen walking from one village to the next to collect water because our pond dried up. I am happy we now have safe, clean water.Everyone is excited. This is going to boost our community. I hope other villages get this opportunity as well."
Kato, from a Village in Maanyi, narrated how the shortage of water hindered his family business from benefiting from agriculture last season:
“Since the last quarter of 2017 Uganda has experienced an unusually prolonged drought. Many families have lost their entire seasonal agricultural yields. Currently there is a general shortage of water for areas which are not on the national water grid.
“All the maize and beans I planted dried up because of lack of water. We barely have enough to eat. With the borehole completed we have planted some more beans and maize. We water them every day because the water is accessible”.
2 Community members benefitting from the Borehole
3 Pond where community members used to collect wat
4 After the construction of the Borehole