An Impactful Visit

Clean water is now flowing in more Ugandan villages, thanks to your generosity and the vision set out in Uganda WASH.

With the help of generous supporters, INNZ backss this vision by sponsoring projects in the Buikwe District with the goal of providing 8,018 households (equivalent to 57,151 people) with access to clean water and sanitation.

As part of IN's ongoing project monitoring, Walter Leuthwaite recently visited the district to assess progress made to date. An engineer by trade, Walter volunteers his time to provide expert advice on the best course of action for future projects.

During his trip Walter visited the village of Ssanga where two freshwater boreholes and a new 10,000L water tank has been constructed with the support of IN. The village is also the recipient of five community toilets, in a bid to end open defecation.

Having sat down with Ssanga's Water User Committee, it's clear to Walter the village is deeply appreciative for these additions. "Now we are using good water", they say, "and people are no longer suffering from diseases such as diarrhoea, typhoid, malaria and the fever."

At present the bores and pump mechanisms are performing well, but it's feared that one day their maintenance fund may be insufficient to cover any unforeseen damage. They are also aware that more boreholes are needed both in Ssanga and the wider villages to future-proof supply.

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