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
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.
What success will look like
In the long-term, as more and more families become self-sufficient.
Longer-life expectancy, better health
Unexpected delays and new regulations. By remaining optimistic and complying with changed rules.
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Budget - Project Cost: £1,500Loading graph....
Amount Heading Description £1,500 Completion Installing and protecting rainwater storage tanks
Current Funding / Pledges
Source Amount Fundraising £1,500 Conditional
Kanyike, Mpigi District, Uganda
The villagers of kanyike
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