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Wash project

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 a toilet. Unsafe water and poor sanitation are some of the largest barriers to eradicating extreme poverty.

Where we are 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 a toilet.

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 20litres 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 we began an up scale Water Project in the village of Lubanyi, 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 Lubanyi Village of the Buikwe district, Uganda. This will be achieved by:
• Providing one new and accessible borehole well.
• Rehabilitation of two existing bore hole wells
• Building 11 new toilets for families in the community
• Building 16 tippy taps (hand washing) and 43 waste disposal pits
• Hygiene and sanitation education in schools and with the community.
• Training and ownership- each village will have an elected group of individuals form a committee to manage local work and receive specialised training.
To achieve this, we need to raise $50,000
Internet Banking Direct Credit

BNZ Tauranga Branch, account number 02-0432-0234652-000. Reference: "Wash Uganda"

Should you require a receipt please email our accountants department at accounts@internationalneeds.org.nz and advise your full name, address, amount and date of donation. If possible please also advise your telephone number to enable us to contact you should we have difficulty in identifying your donation.


Post to International Needs, PO Box 1165, Tauranga, 3144 with reference: "Wash Uganda"

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If you have any questions please call 0800 463337