Greetings from Kyakulumbye Development foudation and thank you Globalgiving community for the donation.
We received a donation from Globalgiving to implement a community managed water project in Bongole and Buyijja parishes. Currently we are constructing a community Eco-san latrine at Buyijja growth centre.
Ecosan latrine is a new innovation in sanitation. It is being adopted in order to improve sanitation.
The community and Mpigi district at large are eager to learn the usage and adoption of the new sanitation option which can be built and can protect surface and underground soil, and doesn’t cost much compared to the pit latrine in the long run.
Community mobilization and sensitization has been carried out for the community beneficiaries to know the importance of the Ecosan latrine.
The community contributed local labor, and land where the ecosan latrine is being constructed. The lower local government of Buwama have embraced the project right from the beginning as the local council one has this to say "This is an area where people cultivate vegetables and banana plantations, so the manure got from human excreta will work as fertilizers in their gardens and we will work hard to scale up the project to other areas.”
Ecosan latrine will be commissioned by the Chairman LC.V of Mpigi. The stakeholders have been briefed on the ongoing activity. The lower local government has carried out supervision and monitoring of the progress of the project.
The area has experienced shortage of water in all villages since its a dry season where ponds have dried up necessitating construction of water sources. People are traveling long distances in search of safe clean water.
Hygiene and sanitation situation in the area is still low as the people live with animals, excreta is littered around peoples households necessitating community education on hygiene and sanitation both at community and school levels.
We carried out a needs assessment exercise together with the community and established that old women can not move longer distances in search for safe clean water therefore need water to be brought nearer to their households (water jars).
KDF has been selected as one of the best organizations with innovation in water management by European union 9th Civil society capacity building, we shall be communicating to you the progress.
KDF has been participating in various competitions world wide example SANACTION organized by Simavi Netherland coming with a sanitation innovation where KDF came second out of 77 organizations from Africa and Asia.
In order to strengthen cooperation between the organization and Local government we usually attend meetings organized by the district of Mpigi to share experience in water and sanitation management.
Background view and front view of the latrine is attached to this report. These are some of the current Ecosan latrine project photos being constructed at Buyijja growth centre.