People of all ages in Buwunga, Uganda -- a small, remote, fishing village on the shores of Lake Victoria -- unanimously agree that clean, potable water is their most pressing need. This project will install a water pump and purification point that will provide access to clean water to the entire community.
Fishing communities around Lake Victoria are among the most vulnerable and marginalized populations in Africa. Residents live in conditions of extreme poverty with limited access to clean water. Women and children collect water from the nearby lake, which is unsafe to drink and forces them to spend much of their day carrying water jugs up and down steep slopes. PICC is helping ensure access to clean water through the construction of a water purification system.
This program will fund the construction of a water pump and purification system in Buwunga with three distribution points, providing access to clean water for ~1,300 people. The Buwunga Community Health and Education Association has identified clean water as their number-one priority, and village members have committed to participating in the maintenance of the system, which will help ensure upkeep and sustainability.
The project will provide access to clean water for ~1,300 people in the immediate and surrounding community of Buwunga in the Mukono District of Uganda. The benefits of clean water have been well documented and will begin to accrue almost immediately upon completion of the project. These benefits include: improved health and sanitation, increased free-time for children to attend school, and increased free time for women to focus on income-generating projects.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).