Project information

Just a Drop Safe Water Project, Uganda

Just a Drop will transform the lives of 950 people in the village of Kayabwe, Uganda through providing clean and safe water – as well as hygiene and sanitation training

September 2015 - January 2016

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  • Need

    Need

    In Kayabwe village, the community has no access to safe water and sanitation conditions are poor. People are drinking unsafe, dirty water which is leading to high levels of water related diseases such as dysentery, typhoid, malaria and skin infections. This water is collected from 3km away, which takes almost 2 hours journey, often with a heavy load and for the females who commonly do this work, with risk of attack.

    Solution

    Just a Drop will construct two wells with pumps, one school water tank, five water harvest jars for the elderly and five latrines, together with training and education on hygiene and sanitation. This will enable people to be healthier, attend school and reduce the danger inherent in having to walk for water.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To bring clean and safe water to 950 people

    Activities

    » Construct two wells with pumps, one school water tank and five water harvest jars.

    Success will be the construction of two wells with pumps, one school water tank, five water harvest jars for the elderly and five latrines - and for the community to use these.


    Aim 2

    To improve the health of the Kayabwe village community

    Activities

    » Construct two wells with pumps, one school water tank and five water harvest jars.

    The community will no longer drink dirty and unsafe water - we will measure the health of the community.


    Aim 3

    To improve sanitation and hygiene across the 950 people in the village.

    Activities

    » Provide training and education on hygiene and sanitation,
    » Construct five latrines

    We will provide training and measure the extent to which people are carrying out hygienic practices, such as hand washing.


    Aim 4

    Improve the lives of girls – enabling them to attend school and not fetch water

    Activities

    » Construct two wells with pumps, one school water tank and five water harvest jars.

    We will measure attendance at school, benchmarked from the start of the project.


    Aim 5

    Improve the lives of women – enabling them to work and not fetch water

    Activities

    » Construct two wells with pumps, one school water tank and five water harvest jars.

    We will research a representative sample of women to determine the extent to which they are able to use their time to work, or other beneficial use of time.


  • Impact

    Impact

    Long-term changes:
    Effective use of water - site visits
    Healthier community - measuring rates of diseases compared to pre-project
    Better education- attendance and attainment rates
    Batter hygiene and sanitation - community research and site visits

    Risk

    Risk: the community don't use the water supplied
    Mitigation: the project is community-led and owned, meeting a clear need
    Risk: the water supply is unreliable
    Mitigation: the project is sustainable and will last for a minimum of 30 years
    Risk: the water provided is unsafe
    Mitigation: the water will be tested
    Risk: the solutions are not suitable for the community
    Mitigation: the community owns the solutions and are consulted at every step

    Reporting

    We will produce two reports: one half way through the project and one upon completion. Throughout the project, we are able to supply informal progress reports, images and films to any donor, which show the impact on people in the village.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £16,255

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      Amount Heading Description
      £2,728 Well construction Organising and implementing construction of two wells
      £2,455 Hand pumps Installation and and repair kit
      £2,060 Latrines and jars Installing latrines and water harvest jars
      £3,003 Community work Community mobilisation, sanitation education and training
      £1,795 Local partner Management, monitoring and reporting, maintenance
      £4,214 Just a Drop Project team liaison, management and 7 year monitoring, engineer visits and account management

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Crowd fund £5,500 Guaranteed
  • Background

    Location

    Kayabwe village is located in Nkozi Parish in Mpigi District, Uganda. This district is in central Uganda.

    Beneficiaries

    Most of the people in the community are subsistence farmers, earning less than $1 per day. There are 950 people in the village.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Just a Drop has many years experience in delivering such projects. Key to our work is a focus that all projects are sustainable and community-led. We therefore provide solutions which will be used and achieve maximum impact. Our field officers are highly experienced experts in what they do and will monitor the work for 7 years after completion

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    COLONEL MIKE REYNOLDS

    Mike is Just a Drop's Project Office for Uganda and also a trustee. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers.

    Melissa Campbell

    Melissa is Just a Drop's Project Manager, who will oversee the project.

Kayabwe Current Water Source

Kayabwe Current Water Source