We are committed to reach more and more lives that are starving and those that have lost hope for living; not only with food, but also with anything we can, and with the word of God and prayer. We do this to get someone encouraged and have a story to tell in this beautiful life.
We still want to do what we can! We are doing our best to get someone have a story to tell of goodness.
This time round we are working on providing clean and safe water for two communities in Kyaka II Refugees Camp as another way of saving lives and make a difference.
Due Uganda has experienced two decades of economic growth, leading to large population movements from rural areas to informal settlements around urban centers. High population growth stressed the water and sanitation services that exist. 51 percent of Ugandans lack access to safe water and 81 percent do not have access to improved sanitation facilities.
Further,due to disparities in water access in Uganda, urban people living in poverty pay as much as 22 percent of their income to access water from water vendors. This is more difficult for refugees who have no source of income. It has been a challenge for many Spending such a high percentage of earnings on water reduces overall household income, where they end up using any water, and becomes dangerous for their lives and cause of diseases and deaths.
In Uganda and around the world, millions are navigating the COVID-19 pandemic with the added challenge of living without access to safe water. Now more than ever access to safe water is critical to the health of families and refugees in Uganda.
So this made us stand and take an action. We have started a fund raising for the construction of a Borehole that is going to cost us 6,669 USD i.e. 24,343,400 Ugx for the months of October and November. We believe God will make a miracle.
Below is the location of the water source where we are going to construct a Borehole.
This water has been of help to hundreds of people staying near it since 2017. Per day a minimum of 200 people fetch water from this source. It’s between two communities one called Sweswe and another Itambabiniga.
Even to us in a community where I stay we had no access to water for three weeks, when our borehole wasn't functioning. Children and women have been walking four kilometres every morning and evening to fetch water from this source.
It is not a safe water source in terms of water accessibility when fetching by Children for use and drinking which might be cause of diseases, and many times children has fallen in, and injured which is dangerous to their life and the community. And the water source being open and below ground, it is liable to being occupied with dirt when people are kneeling and bending while touching the ground to fetch,as you can see this lady with her child. And also when wind blows, it blows dirt into the water hence which makes it not safe for human consumption and use. Though the community has always worked hard to keep it clean.
Also as time like this in rain season, this source isn’t accessible because every kind of dirt comes in by the rain. It leaves this two communities suffering and walk miles to other places because they have to wait until it gets clean again. Then it becomes a huge challenge to both two communities, on how they can survive. Which made me think it is time to take an action and save thousands of lives.
As this can impact on human life, I thought it would be a good idea if we can manage; to build a borehole with a pump on top, to make it easier for everyone to fetch and access clean and safe Water.
Below is the borehole we are going to construct.
This is easy and safe it will be after.
How many people do you think could be helped and blessed by it???
This will be of helpful to these two communities for many years and many will be impacted by our deeds.