Kakira, Uganda

Kakira, Uganda

Kakira Village is a rural, remote community located in the hard-to-reach sub county of Namuganga, Mukono district. The community has approximately 100 households and 1 community school. The villagers and the school currently depend on surface ponds for all their water needs. These surface ponds are in low lying areas, usually swampy and about 2km+ from the majority of the households. Women and children have to make at least 2 trips every day to walk this long distance and collect water. They will be seen along the small path ways carrying containers on their heads, or the few privileged on bicycles. This cycle of ferrying heavy containers of water is the major cause of back pains in many women. Children fall off bicycles because of the weight, or even just stumbling and have to often nurse wounds. The saddest truth is that, the water they struggle so much to get home, often makes them sick. This is because it is unprotected and therefore contaminated and dirty. While our drilling team was working at Siita Village, some members from the school in Kakira visited our site and expressed interest to work with us to get a Community Funded Well. We trained them on how the program works. Our surveyor made a visit to the site. An appropriate site could not be located on the school compound, but out in the village. Once a borehole is drilled and constructed in this village, it will as well help the school.

Kakira, Uganda

Kakira Village is a rural, remote community located in the hard-to-reach sub county of Namuganga, Mukono district. The community has approximately 100 households and 1 community school. The villagers and the school currently depend on surface ponds for all their water needs. These surface ponds are in low lying areas, usually swampy and about 2km+ from the majority of the households. Women and children have to make at least 2 trips every day to walk this long distance and collect water. They will be seen along the small path ways carrying containers on their heads, or the few privileged on bicycles. This cycle of ferrying heavy containers of water is the major cause of back pains in many women. Children fall off bicycles because of the weight, or even just stumbling and have to often nurse wounds. The saddest truth is that, the water they struggle so much to get home, often makes them sick. This is because it is unprotected and therefore contaminated and dirty. While our drilling team was working at Siita Village, some members from the school in Kakira visited our site and expressed interest to work with us to get a Community Funded Well. We trained them on how the program works. Our surveyor made a visit to the site. An appropriate site could not be located on the school compound, but out in the village. Once a borehole is drilled and constructed in this village, it will as well help the school.

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Community Funded Well for a School

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