Women and girls in western Uganda spend up to 6 hours each day carrying heavy jerry cans filled with polluted water which leads to dysentery, diarrhea, and typhoid. Each day, they ask themselves, “How should I use this water today? Should I water my garden so we can grow food? Should I wash my children’s uniforms? Should I use it to cook a meal? Should we drink this water?” The gift of clean water gives them more than water itself; it gives them better health and gives them time to learn a skill, start a business, or get an education.
Ourganda has adopted six villages in the Bundibugyo District of western Uganda. We have already funded water projects for approximately 9,000 people in the villages of Kitsolima II, Sarakihombya, and Kinyante IV. We are now proposing water development projects to improve health outcomes in three additional villages: Karongoti, Bulyambaya, and Bubandi II. We have received full proposals for the projects below from ugandanwaterproject.com and tgswater.info.
Karongoti (450 people) and Bulyambaya (600 people) | Ourganda proposes to partner with TGS Water Ltd. in Kampala, Uganda, to install gravity flow water systems in the Karongoti and Bulyambaya villages. The new system installations include a water intake structure and pumping station, treated water transmission, a storage reservoir, and a distribution network for the village with public tap stands.
– Total Cost: $27,386 (Karongoti); $25,521 (Bulyambaya)
Bubandi II | For the 500 people in this village, Ourganda will partner with TGS Water Ltd. to rehabilitate and extend the existing gravity flow system. This will involve construction of new valve chambers, public taps at the schools and the village center, replacement of some extension mains, and rehabilitation of an existing storage tank.
– Total Cost: $5,805
How can you help? | When fully funded, these three projects will provide safe water to the 1,550 people who live in our villages. Factoring in the thousands of people in adjacent villages who will also obtain water from these sources, the grand total cost of $58,712 means that 3,500 people will have access to safe water at a cost of only $17 per person ($58,712 ÷ 3,500 people = $17). The people of these three villages deeply appreciate your donation.
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