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Clean Water Crisis and Sanitation in rural Uganda

To help bring life to people in rural Uganda who have no access to fresh, clean drinking water and no access to sanitation causing the spread of cholera, typhoid, dysentery diseases. These are major contributory factor to death especially to children, undermining efforts to end extreme poverty.

 

 

Need

In rural Uganda halve of the people have no access to clean safe water and poor sanitation which are contributing to poverty, poor health and inequality. The water related diseases and lack of proper sanitation do contribute to the deaths caused by diseases such as cholera, typhoid, dysentery and water-borne diseases with high impact rate of child mortality of the vulnerable children. Women and children spend more time collecting unsafe water.

Solutions
We have been approached by by local residents of Iceme village, Oyam Districts in Northern Uganda to develop this project plan by drilling wells serving a community of around 2,000 people in the deprived and drought-hit areas. The project will be monitored by our partner (FIRD). local NGO's and the local authority. The immediate solution is to construct water well with hand pump. Set up a committee to participation in hygiene and sanitation workshop to learn how to build their own sanitation.

Aims
To increase access to clean safe water provision, sanitation and hygiene education for healthiness. Activities

Reduces the risk of families contracting fatal diseases Improvement in the health of the local population Keeping children in schools Activities

Education work will improve child attendance and performance instead of wasting time fetching water if boreholes are build. Child attendance and performance will reduce wasting time fetching water instead of concentrating in their lessons if water pumps are build. Keeping families healthy and to be productive to earn income Activities

Health club will be set to teach communities about good hygiene to reduce the cause of water related diseases. Our health clubs will teach communities about good hygiene. Fresh water is essential for keeping communities healthy and free from disease. Keeping access to water Activities

Local communities will be trained to maintain the water pumps. By training communities to maintain water pumps, they will be responsible for the upkeep of the water pumps.  

Impact
Reduction in incident of water related diseases resulting to a lot of deaths that could be saved if this water crisis and luck of sanitation could be sorted out. Improvement in the health of local population, notably a reduction in the incident of cholera, typhoid, dysentery, diarrhoea, water borne diseases . Reduction in child mortality,change of behaviour like a reduction in the incidents of open defecation.

Risk
Africa Goodwill Foundation have limited funding and continued reliance on donor funding. Opportunities is having a potential to get more partners and to design variable projects that can attract funding from various partners. There are government Programmes which support some of the strategic objective, eg, NAADS, NUSAF 11. But are closed because of corruption and mismanagement.

Reporting
We will tailor to our requirements Funders will be supplied with monthly reports detailing progress, challenges and changes will be evaluated in the feedback and forwarded to the funders. If the project is successful, we will send a monthly report to the funders who may require through an email.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Location
Over half of the population of rural Uganda lacks access to sanitation and safe water and has no choice but to drink dirty water and defecate in the open. We work in Northern Uganda where more than 83% of people live in poverty. We support projects in the rural districts especially Iceme village, Omolo parish in Oyam District and plan to expand to Longo sub region as a whole. The communities in these districts are largely subsistence farmers and lack basic infrastructure.

Beneficiaries
Local communities will benefit from clean safer water and a safe, dignified place to go to the toilet improving sanitation. Positively impacting on their health, transportation and local markets will contribute to the reconstruction and economical stability of Uganda. Standard of living will be improved in the rural countryside Women and young girls will be freed from burden of collecting water. Children will be healthier to attend school more often.  

 

 
Relief of poverty
 
Preservation and protection of health
 
Advancement of education
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