Africa Goodwill Foundation

Water Crisis and Poor Sanitation in Rural Uganda

To transform the lives of people in rural Uganda by providing clean and safe drinking water, sanitation training and hygiene to avoid the spread of cholera, typhoid, dysentery diseases. These are major contributory factor to death especially to children, undermining efforts to end extreme poverty.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 4 December 2015 to 5:00 PM, 14 December 2015

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1074753)

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Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£4,000

Amount raised

£4,113

Donations

33

    Categories

  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Human Rights/AdvocacyHuman Rights/Advocacy
  • Poverty Alleviation/ReliefPoverty Alleviation/Relief

    Helping

Location

Situation

In rural Uganda halve of the people have no access to clean safe water. Poor sanitation, hygiene and unsafe water is contributing to poor health, and extreme poverty. Most people are drinking unsafe, dirty water leading to high level of water related diseases such as cholera, typhoid, dysentery malaria and water-borne diseases with high impact rate of child mortality of vulnerable children. Women and children spend more time collecting unsafe water from long distances instead of education.

Solution

The impact on communities in rural villages is significant, improved health and Well-being that will enable people to work giving them the tools they need to lift them out of extreme poverty. Development plan by drilling wells serving a community of around 2,000 people in the deprived and drought-hit areas. 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.

  • Start where you are. Do what you can. Use what you have.

    — ~Arthur Ashe~

  • Start where you are. Do what you can. Use what you have.

    — ~Arthur Ashe~