Uganda rural marginalized communities are faced with a risk of being affected by the many water-borne related diseases such as diarrhea, typhoid, skin diseases and worms due to the consumption of unsafe water from open water sources such as run-offs, wells, swamps and non-hygienic places. Over 70% of all diseases treated in Uganda stem directly from lack of clean water or poor sanitation & hygienic techniques.
We empower communities by integrating sanitation and hygiene education with provision of Training to communities on basic hygiene practices, construction of water bodies, provision of rain-water harvest tanks
Access to clean water and good sanitation facilities can change almost every aspect of daily life.
Water is life, and clean water is at the core of sustainable development in every community. Improving access to clean water increases a child’s ability to stay in school instead of walking miles to collect water every day.
Under our on-going Pilot (Hygiene & Safe water community programme) benefiting 13,423 people in 14 villages of Kimihurura and Kazo Districts, We empower communities by integrating sanitation and hygiene education through provision of Training to communities on basic hygiene practices, construction of water bodies, provision of rain-water harvest tanks as well as
- Constructing government approved Ventilated Improved Pit (VIP) latrines for schools and marginalized families
- Provision of hand washing equipment in our project schools
- Installing waste management disposal vessels and conducting health and hygiene outreach activities in the target communities.
- Provision of Safe drinking water purification system in community schools
- Constructing new Borehole wells and Pumps
- Rehabilitating damaged water sources
The need in Uganda remains huge and we are always overwhelmed with requests from villages and communities wanting a safe water supply and an improved ventilated pit-latrine. There are many more rural water scarcity communities in urgent need of safe water and improved sanitation facility.