Wash project

Clean water and sanitation are necessities for life.

Clean water and sanitation are necessities for life.
Despite this, an estimated 844 million people around the world still do not have a source of safe water near their homes and a further 2.3 billion people do not have access to clean and safe sanitary conditions. Unsafe water and poor sanitation are some of the largest barriers to eradicating extreme poverty.

Where our team is working in Buikwe, Uganda, 50% of the population (430,000) do not have access to clean water and 40% of families do not have access to clean sanitary facilities.

This can lead to some difficult choices to make. Should families spend hours each day walking, collecting, and carrying water from far away sources for clean water? A family will need about 20 litres per person for drinking, washing, cleaning, and cooking. Or should they be tempted by a water source nearer to home that isn’t safe and risk catching dangerous diseases?

In 2019 with our partners IN Uganda, we began an upscale Water Project in the villages of the Buikwe district, Uganda. The project vision is to see improved local health through equitable and sustainable access to safe water, improved sanitation and good hygiene practices for all families in the Villages of the Buikwe district, Uganda.
IN Water Project 2018 - 2020 gives us much to celebrate including 12,020 people in 12 villages in the Buikwe district now having access to clean water from 36 new water sources.

Such success is a springboard to the next 3-year program where NZ will sponsor one of 15 village WASH projects, a village called Bbanga 2. Two hundred and four families live in Bbanga 2 and will benefit from clean water, sanitation, and hygiene.

The main aims of the WASH project at Bbanga 2 Village are:
● Rehabilitation of 3 dysfunctional boreholes
● Construction of a new latrine block at the Pentecostal Ministries Church
● Construction and supply of pit latrines for households in the community
● Tippy Taps (hand washing) installed for household use
● Utensil drying racks and waste bin construction (pits)
● Training of adolescent girls in making reusable pads, and menstrual hygiene management for retention in school
● Education to the village community on good hygiene and sanitation practices (community dialogues)

In order to continue supporting this program, more than $65,000 annually is required to be raised.
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BNZ Tauranga Branch, account number 02-0432-0234652-000. Reference: "Wash Uganda"

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