Clean Water for Everyone! - Year 2
Cause:Water & Sanitation
Human Dev Index:#166 (Aus #5)
This two-year project will construct a deep bore well with solar pump and two tanks, and provide filters, WASH education (water, sanitation and hygiene) and tapware to the impoverished community of Bubaka, 125 kms east of the capital Kampala. The nearest water source is 1km away which is time-consuming and inefficient for a community wanting to break the poverty cycle. Often children bear the brunt of many hours of carrying water. The one local water source is a shallow well which dries up over the dry season and results in the community having to buy water elsewhere or use unsafe and unreliable sources.
Why support this
Our partners are experienced in assessing the water needs of the community and have a proven record of delivering effective outcomes. They engage well with local authorities, community leaders and local organisations to help communities take control of their future and then help others. Unsafe water and poor hygiene practices mean much of the population experiences poor health and lack of productivity. Infant mortality is also alarmingly high. This project will enable 3890 people to gain access to clean water for the first time for $16.77 per person. An estimated 238,368 hours will be saved per annum to be reinvested into productive activities such as education and income creation.
$29,600 for year 2 of a 2yr project. Total budget $59,200.
- Construction of a deep bore well and two tanks
- Distribution of clay-pot filters
- Train community leaders in WASH
- Education of community in WASH
Expected Life Change
- Knowledge and behaviours that lead to a much healthier lifestyle Increased levels of household income as a result of better health
- Increased school attendance and improved grades
- Reduction in time spent accessing water leading to more time and energy for relationships and productive activities
- Villagers working together cooperatively to build their community