Project information

Clean water for all - rain water harvesting

Clean water is available from seven springs but has to be carried in cans to people's houses, the primary school and the Health Centre. (One mile each way and uphill). If water was collected from as many roofs as possible, then it would be more easily available. But it would still need boiling.

This is an ongoing project which might take over a decade

Charity information: The Kanyike Project

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  • Need


    Lack of water. Without water, health is compromised and life expectancy reduced; crops and animals suffer; and fires caused by lightening strikes are difficult to put out. Time and energy are currently wasted on daily trips to the springs to collect water for use in individual households and the Health Centre.


    At first, we will collect rainwater from the roofs of major buildings such as the Health Centre and Majjego Primary school. Storage tanks have to be built and protected from the extremes of Uganda weather. We hope to extend this programme as funding becomes available.

  • Aims

    Aim 1



    » Health

    What success will look like

    In the long-term, as more and more families become self-sufficient.

  • Impact


    Longer-life expectancy, better health


    Unexpected delays and new regulations. By remaining optimistic and complying with changed rules.


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  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £1,500

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      Amount Heading Description
      £1,500 Completion Installing and protecting rainwater storage tanks

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Fundraising £1,500 Conditional
  • Background


    Kanyike, Mpigi District, Uganda


    The villagers of kanyike

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We have worked with the villagers since the Project began in 1986. We became a UK charity in 2008. Together with our Ugandan partner charity, Kainsude (Kanyike Initiative for Sustainable Development) we have provided consistent, regular and increasing funding to kickstart a self-sufficient and sustainable way of life

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Fr Kakuba Kapia

    Our inspirational and charismatic founder

    Sr Joan Yates

    Out tireless UK CEO