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 Health  Uganda Project #30661

Rain Water Collection Tanks-Lweza, Uganda

by Village Health Project Vetted since 2017
Rain Water Collection Tanks-Lweza, Uganda
Rain Water Collection Tanks-Lweza, Uganda
Rain Water Collection Tanks-Lweza, Uganda
Rain Water Collection Tanks-Lweza, Uganda
Rain Water Collection Tanks-Lweza, Uganda
Rain Water Collection Tanks-Lweza, Uganda
Rain Water Collection Tanks-Lweza, Uganda
Rain Water Collection Tanks-Lweza, Uganda

Summary

8 million people, or 21% of the population of Uganda lack access to clean water. In Lweza Uganda this percentage is a staggering 68%. In order to address this issue while empowering the people that live in Lweza we facilitated a unique microcredit initiative whereby at the household level rain water collection tanks will be built on a rolling scale. Each household will be responsible for paying back 30% of the cost of a tank, and when payment is complete the next tank will be constructed.

$10,000
total goal
$6,855
remaining
50
donors
0
monthly donors
12
months

Challenge

In Lweza, Village Health Project has tested the major water sources used by residents and concluded that a staggering 68% of Lweza lacks access to clean water. Residents of Lweza have identified clean water as the number one issue in the village at the moment because it is so widespread and debilitating. Children and elderly in Lweza are specifically among the most vulnerable to illness, such as typhoid, from contaminated water sources.

Solution

In order to address this issue while empowering the people that live in Lweza, we facilitated a unique microcredit initiative whereby at the household level rain water collection tanks will be built on a rolling scale. Each household will be responsible for covering 30% of the cost of a tank, and when payment is complete the next tank will be constructed. Village Health Project-Uganda, a locally-led community based organization in Lweza has met numerous times to discuss this project.

Long-Term Impact

1. Improved sanitation as a result of having clean water 2. Promote hygiene and health in communities by encouraging poor households to take health and hygiene actions for themselves and others. 3. Employment opportunities created for the youth and women through manufacture and supply of construction materials like bricks and services. 4. Increased acceptance of the concept of microcredit for rain water tanks

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a DOCX file (projdoc.docx).

Resources

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Organization Information

Village Health Project

Location: Madison, WI - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.villagehealthproject.org/​
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Twitter: @vhproject
Project Leader:
Kimberly Isely
Madison, WI United States

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