CLEAN DRINKING WATER
Clean drinking water with borehole well
Where is the community getting the water right now?
Right now the village has few wells, all of them pretty shallow and for that reason easily contaminated. These wells are owned by the landowner but used by everyone in the village. With all the people using these few wells, there are often queues and crowds by the wells which is again highering the risk of contaminating the water. Some people also fetch water from lakes or smaller puddles.
How is the water quality at the moment?
Our work with this village and organisation started with helping a young boy with serious health issues. The cause for these issues was unclean drinking water. The bacteria and germs burdened his liver, that burdened the heart and it's vessels, created inflammations and many other problems. 20 000 children die of diarrhea in a year in Uganda. A lot more die out of other health issues caused by contaminated water.
People’s only option is to boil the water to get rid of germs. For that they use charcoal or firewood. That needs forests to be cut down. A lot of people can't afford to buy enough charcoal or firewood.
What is our plan?
We are planning to drill a borehole well which could offer clean and safe drinking water for their entire community in the area. We are also planning to build a rain harvesting system which offers more regenerative solution for the need of water on dry seasons.
What do we need for that?
Firstly we need our own land so that we could be in charge of taking care of the well and maintaining it's safety. Then we need to hire a company to drill a borehole well and teach the members of the community how to take care of it well.
What's the budget?
One acre of land costs approximately 2300-2500 euros. We can use the same one acre for both - the borehole well and the house for the orphanage.
Drilling a borehole well costs around 8000-12 000 euros, depending on the soil and other factors.
Rain harvesting system costs around 5000 euros.
You can read more about the situation in Uganda, Bugiri here and if you have any questions about this project, feel free to ask us via e-mail or Instagram.
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