Siita Village is located in the remote subcounty of Namuganga, Mukono district. It’s considered one of the hard to reach communities especially because of its very poor road network, with swamps that flood the roads during rains.
Wit a population of close to 1000 people, this community depends on surface ponds as a source of all their water needs. Children and women will always be seen walking from swamps, carrying containers of water on their heads. Yes, there are a plenty of these water sources, but unfortunately the water is not protected and very dirty.
At the nearest Health Centre where our drilling partner, SUUBI Community Projects carried out an assessment, it was discovered that 80% of patients that come to the facility for healthcare, have illnesses related to use of dirty water. These include mainly typhoid and diarrhea in children.
Siita village requested for a clean water source from Suubi. Our team visited the village and trained them about the Community Funded Well Program.
An appropriate site was identified, and the villagers started on collecting their down payment.