I can't believe how much progress we made in just 2 days!
October 17, 2016
BENEFITING: DRINK LOCAL DRINK TAP INC
Erin Huber wrote -
Water is life and since 2011, Drink Local Drink Tap has been working in Uganda to create safe, sustainable water sources for vulnerable people, especially school-children, so they can be healthy and have a chance at life. In the case of these fundraiser we only need a total of $5,000 for both projects! We are rehabilitating water sources that were built by others organizations without proper safety and sustainability in place.
In Project One, a bore-well project was installed a few years ago by another organization and water was being distributed to others places in the village. When construction was done on the dirt road, pipes were destroyed and the bore-well sat unused and was closed up. We have already opened the (well) hole, tested the water quality and yield- so, we know there is plenty of water and the quality is safe for consumption. We have already trained a water committee and mobilized the community to prepare for managing there- soon to be- new water source. No longer will people have to move up and down hills to collect heavy, dirty water.
In Project Two, we need to rehabilitate a spring. Currently, cholera, typhoid and other diseases run rampant- especially during rainy season. The spring was built without proper drainage and angles, so water sits and flows backwards into the spring pipe where people collect their water. This water that flows back to the collection point is contaminated with animal waste and bacterias from people. With a simple redesign, we can ensure they will no longer happen. The water is plenty and community and water committee have been mobilized to maintain the source after construction. It is unfortunate that the village lost a 4 year old girl this month due to typhoid and this dirty water source.
Both villages have been working with Drink Local Drink Tap for 1.5 years through our friend and passionate villager, Sebagabo Moses. This is a unquique place in Uganda with hundreds of Jewish villagers in far east Uganda.
These projects will help hundreds of families- can you help us complete these projects in December?