Project information

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.

Ongoing project depending on the availability of funds

Charity information: Africa Goodwill Foundation

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  • Need


    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.


    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.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To increase access to clean safe water provision, sanitation and hygiene education for healthiness.


    » Reduces the risk of families contracting fatal diseases. Focusing effort on areas of highest needs

    What success will look like

    Improvement in the health of the local population.
    Increase access to sanitation for rural communities in rural villages focusing effort on areas of highest needs.

    Aim 2

    Keeping children in schools


    » Education work will improve child attendance and performance instead of wasting time fetching water if boreholes are build.

    What success will look like

    Child attendance and performance will reduce wasting too much time fetching water instead of attending school lessons if water pumps are build.

    Aim 3

    Keeping families healthy and to be productive to earn income


    » Health club will be set to teach communities about good hygiene to reduce the cause of water related diseases.

    What success will look like

    Our health clubs will teach communities about good hygiene. Fresh water is essential for keeping communities healthy and free from disease.

    Aim 4

    Keeping access to water


    » Local communities will be trained to maintain the water pumps. Liaise with village councils, community groups to plan implementation and building.

    What success will look like

    By training communities to maintain water pumps.
    Liaise with village councils, community groups who will be responsible for the up keep of the water pumps.

  • Impact


    Reduction in incident of water related diseases resulting to a lot of deaths that could be saved if this water crisis and luck of sanitation could be sorted out.
    Improvement in the health of local population, notably a reduction in the incident of cholera, typhoid, dysentery, diarrhea, water borne diseases . Reduction in child mortality,change of behavior like a reduction in the incidents of open defecation.
    Providing training and education on hygiene and sanitation by constructing latrines.


    Africa Goodwill Foundation have limited funding and continued reliance on donor funding.
    Opportunities is having a potential to get more partners and to design variable projects that can attract funding from various partners.
    There are government Programmes which support some of the strategic objective, eg, NAADS, NUSAF 11. But are closed because of corruption and mismanagement.


    We will tailor to our requirements Funders will be supplied with monthly reports detailing progress, challenges and changes will be evaluated in the feedback and forwarded to the funders.
    If the project is successful, we will send a monthly report to the funders who may require through an email.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £39,900

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      Amount Heading Description
      £24,000 Drilling wells Materials & Construction and fitting
      £5,000 Hand pumps Pump purchases & Installations
      £3,500 Materials Building materials & Transport
      £2,200 Support Community engagement & training
      £5,200 Planning Planning and management
  • Background


    Over half of the population of rural Uganda lacks access to sanitation and safe water and has no choice but to drink dirty water and defecate in the open.
    We work in Northern Uganda where more than 83% of people live in poverty. We support projects in the rural districts especially Iceme village, Omolo parish in Oyam District and plan to expand to Longo sub region as a whole. The communities in these districts are largely subsistence farmers and lack basic infrastructure.


    Local communities will benefit from clean safer water provided by Africa Goodwill Foundation and partners. Dignified toilet build will improve sanitation problem. Positively impacting on their health, transportation and local markets will contribute to the reconstruction and economical stability of Uganda. Standard of living will be improved in the rural countryside
    Women and young girls will be freed from burden of collecting water.
    Children will be healthier to attend school more often.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Our strong, genuine partnership with community-based organisation (FIRD), will be facilitating and curing out the project and ensuring its success. We have good experience of working in partnership with local authority NAADS . We have demonstrated how our support can help vulnerable group of people to improve their lives

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Denis Odwe / Lawrence Aguma

    Director of (FIRD), Partner NGOs Our key local expert, managing all our project stream. Conducts monthly monitoring and training.

    Emmy Tonny

    Monitoring Evaluation Officer, Second Northern Uganda Social Action Fund/ Office of the Prime Minister, with vast experience in running the projects

    George Ogwete / Civil Engineer

    Implementing and installing the pumps pertinent to his career as Senior Water Development Engineer


Will build a borehole

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

~Arthur Ashe~