#MLK Help Raise Funds for a Community Water Well

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ORGANIZATION: Idealist.org

Recruiting Organization: Development Alert

BACKGROUND

Having successfully drilled a community Borehole in Kisia in Mwenge with support from our volunteer Michelle Joy, we are still in need of more four Boreholes to fully support Mwenge communities in Paya Sub County. Paya Sub County located in West Budama North Constituency Tororo District is one of the rural and isolated areas with very low safe water supply coverage of less than 40% (Directorate of Water Development, Ministry of Water & Environment, Republic of Uganda, 2018).Tororo district local government water engineering department report 2016- 2017 that indicated that 80% of the population fetch water from unprotected swamps, springs, ponds, rivers and traditional hand dug wells and as such exposing them to various water associated diseases that have for long affected the health and livelihoods of communities in the district.According to the Uganda’s Ministry of Water and Environment ( http://wsdb.mwe.go.ug/index.php/reports/district/63) as of 2021, almost 13,000 people lack access to clean and safe water in Paya Sub County.

This is compounded by water logging and flooding that has often resulted into contamination of available open water sources, leading to rampant outbreak of waterborne diseases during rainy seasons that negatively affected the lives of people in the area. During dry seasons the area quickly dries up causing lack of water and as a result, making Women and Girls to walk very long distances in search for clean and safe water; carrying heavy water containers which are harmful to their lives and worsening their vulnerability in the community.

VOLUNTEER RESPONSIBILITY

Development Alert, a fully registered charity is looking for Volunteers and all well-wishers from all over the world to support the organization's fundraising effort in the follwoing ways;

  • Create/Promote Online Fundraisers
  • Organize and manage online events to promote the fundraising drive
  • Creating online Marketing contents/
  • Identify and implement fundraising ideas to raise project funds

OUR APPEAL

Please help us drill Boreholes in order to bring Closer Clean and Safe Water Sources in different villages for the Women and Girls; Reduce cases of water borne diseases, Reduce distances covered by women and girls while collecting water, Reduce Health related risks associated with carrying heavy water containers for long distances, Improve on sanitation and hygiene and; Improve school attendance by the girl child since they will not have to travel very long distances to collect water that always makes them to either reach late at school or drop out due to low concentration as they help their mothers and their whole households.

OUR GOAL

To drill one Borehole in each of the four Villages to provide a Clean and Safe water source that is in; Kagulu,Pa'Jawanghe, Nyanjati and Nyawimbi Villages.

USE OF FUNDS

-Drill One (1) Hand pump Borehole per village USD 8000

-Establish water user committee to manage the Borehole and promote hygiene and sanitation.

FOUR BOREHOLES=USD 32000


OUR ONLINE FUNDRAISER LINK

PROJECT LINK: https://www.givengain.com/cc/help-a-community-drill-borehole/

Stipend ProvidedFalse

Training ProvidedFalse

Housing AvailableFalse

Language/Cultral Support AvailableFalse

Wheelchair AccessibleFalse

Fee RequiredFalse

Fee Amount: None

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CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Community
Education & Literacy
Children & Youth, Community, Education & Literacy

WHEN

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WHERE

Plot 1 Billi-Laake, Paya1Tororo, 256Uganda

(0.67823,34.18657)
 

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REQUIREMENTS

  • WEEKDAYS, FEW_HOURS_WEEK

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