Help our communities have access to safe and clean water to fight off COVID-19

Project by  Empower and Care Organisation (EACO), Mukono, Uganda
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About this project

Do you know that though NGOs have come out to stop child sacrifice but still our children are still being sacrificed like yesterday 4 July 2020 still a child was sacrificed while going to correct water of which the source of water was far away from the community, now more children are scared of going to correct water because of what they saw…please we need to extend water to the community centers so that our children are safe from being sacrificed.
In Africa, the water problem is the primary reason people are unable to rise out of poverty. Women and children bear the burdens disproportionately, often spending six hours or more each day fetching water for their families and communities. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRTk7aSbyd0

We believe water is a human right, and now more than ever providing access to clean water is a critical, life-saving act. To date, we've worked on water projects around Mukono, Uganda. But the work is not yet done, because every single person deserves access to clean water.


Children too are being affected with the lack of water and sanitation. It is affecting their schooling the most. Girls have to share toilet facilities with boys.

Many of them have end up dropping out of school. Discrimination against women due to gender ends up violating their rights and undermining their health and well-being, along with crippling the development of individual woman’s status.


Lack of access to clean water is at the root of devastating social issues including poverty, disease, abuse and inequality. Due to social and gender roles, women and children bear the responsibility of fetching water for their families. As the search for water takes them deep into the forest, their lives are threatened with danger on a daily basis. Women are frequently raped and beaten while children can be kidnapped, mutilated and sacrificed.

In rural Mukono many families often face no other choice but to send their children to fetch water from wells 2 - 9km away. With the need of water for cooking, washing and bathing, this activity requires the children to make two trips each day, affecting their school attendance and learning opportunities. An added challenge to these villages’ water supply is that the water from ponds is being shared with livestock. This causes water contamination and frequent cases of malaria, typhoid, bilharzia and diarrhea are reported in the health centers in these communities. Women and children are also frequently raped and beaten while children can be kidnapped, mutilated and sacrificed over 39 cases of rape are reported here in Mukono and other cases are not reported, Through repairing of 5 boreholes in rural areas of Mukono, EACO can help to improve health and save lives of many Children in this region, especially by reducing incidences of diarrheal disease in children. By improving health, boys and girls will have better opportunities for education also women will have enough time to concrete on their income generating projects.

Besides that, One village has approximately 3800 residents with an average of 400 homes. The village has only one clean water point which is a swamp as you can see in attached photos. You still find children and women walking 5km to 9km and more at least to get clean drinking water.
We propose to repair 40 boreholes so that water can be enough for all residents. These boreholes which we want to repair have been there for over 20 years and more, right now they are not working reason being that they collapsed down and the people within these communities can not be able to repair them and they requested if we can help to work on them so that for them they can be able to maintain them. These wells were cased by metallic piles which also have rusted and now we want to replace them with plastic pipes.

Use of Proceeds

Lack of access to clean water is at the root of devastating social issues including poverty, disease, abuse and inequality. Due to social and gender roles, women and children bear the responsibility of fetching water for their families. As the search for water takes them deep into the forest, their lives are threatened with danger on a daily basis. Women are frequently raped and beaten while children can be kidnapped, mutilated and sacrificed.

In rural Mukono many families often face no other choice but to send their children to fetch water from wells 2 - 9km away. With the need of water for cooking, washing and bathing, this activity requires the children to make two trips each day, affecting their school attendance and learning opportunities. An added challenge to these villages’ water supply is that the water from ponds is being shared with livestock. This causes water contamination and frequent cases of malaria, typhoid, bilharzia and diarrhea are reported in the health centers in these communities. Women and children are also frequently raped and beaten while children can be kidnapped, mutilated and sacrificed over 39 cases of rape are reported here in Mukono and other cases are not reported, Through repairing of 5 boreholes in rural areas of Mukono, EACO can help to improve health and save lives of many Children in this region, especially by reducing incidences of diarrheal disease in children. By improving health, boys and girls will have better opportunities for education also women will have enough time to concrete on their income generating projects.

Besides that, One village has approximately 3800 residents with an average of 400 homes. The village has only one clean water point which is a swamp as you can see in attached photos. You still find children and women walking 5km to 9km and more at least to get clean drinking water.
We propose to repair 5 boreholes so that water can be enough for all residents. These boreholes which we want to repair have been there for over 20 years and more, right now they are not working reason being that they collapsed down and the people within these communities can not be able to repair them and they requested if we can help to work on them so that for them they can be able to maintain them. These wells were cased by metallic piles which also have rusted and now we want to replace them with plastic pipes.

General objectives: Improving the access to safe and clean water for more than 24.000 people in rural Mukono District by repairing and drilling water wells in a period of one year.

Specific Objectives
• Repair / Drilling 40 clean water wells in Mukono and supplying with safe water to people within rural communities.
• Reduce the number of diarrheal disease in at least.
• Educate local residents in construction and maintenance of boreholes
• Educate at least 70% of community in all aspects of hygiene.
• Increase the school attendance of the children.

Key project activities with output targets
Activities to be done
1. Stakeholders meeting involving parents, teachers, pupils and school administrators. In this we shall carry out the following activities.
a) Education: Identify change agents (tribal, regional or religious leaders) within each target community to instill trust and solution acceptance within the community.
b) Maintenance: Create a community of self-reliance by providing a group of locals with training on water lifecycles, construction of the borehole and pump, and maintenance procedures.
c) Training: training the community on all aspects of the project including hygiene promotion, construction of latrines, hand pump installation and maintenance, record keeping and stock management. By the end of the training, participants will able to understand:
• The links between water, sanitation and health
• The nature of, and the threats posed by, environmental diseases
• The importance and main elements of hygiene-promotion
• The complexity in delivering safe water an