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THE STORY:

Chapter: University of Oregon and University of Washinton          

Partner Organization: Rural Health Care Foundation-Uganda (RHCF)

Project Description:

The University of Oregon and University of Washington chapters are working with Rural Health Care Foundation-Uganda to invest in the construction of sanitation facilities at a school to reduce the prevalence of waterborne illnesses in the target village, promote female empowerment and education, as well as increase general awareness about proper water sanitation and hygeine practices.

Project Details:

In August 2014, UW implemented a water hygiene and sanitation project in one of the remote areas in Mubende Kiyuni subcounty and discovered that many communities in the area use unsafe water from local ponds. In summer 2014, they protected two water sources in these communities and found that the behaviors of these communities changed dramatically. The children were able to attend school because they no longer suffered from waterborne diseases. Farming also improved because time previously used to take sick children to the hospital was now used to tend the farms.

With this year's project, we hope to improve sanitation structures in a rural school, serving more than 600 pupils, to help ensure continued female enrollment past puberty. In many rural schools, female enrollment drops by 50% once girls reach puberty due to lack of proper sanitation structures that create privacy. In addition, we will be working with four other schools to conduct sanitation and hygiene education seminars, contributing to the overall health of the community.            

Partner Background:

In 1998, cousins Walusimbi Willy and Doctor Dickson had the idea to start an organization that focused on helping the rural villages of the Mubende District. The high rate of HIV/AIDS in the region resulted in the death of many parents in the community, leaving numerous children to support themselves. The pain they felt for these kids and a passion to help them took root in their hearts. The inspiration from the orphans, surviving on their own at very young ages, sparked the initial planning for the HIV/AIDS program and Rural Mama Children’s Home.

As a non-governmental organization, RHCF has an outstanding portfolio of programs in clean water, hygiene and sanitation practices, education for the most disadvantaged people, and innovative care of infants and children through improving their nutrition.       

Check out their website for more information: http://www.rhcfuganda.org

 

$3,065

MONEY RAISED
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  • Patty and Tom Henderson

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Advija Zukic

    $50

  • Emir and Fatima Zukic

    $100

  • Family Hatkic

    $50

  • Patricia Farrar & Anthony Petro

    $50

  • Melanie

    $100

  • Joshua Chan

    $100

  • Shain Gallagher

    $40

  • Jan and Steve Coleman

     

  • Rylee Gallagher

    $10

  • Mike and Mary DelRe

    $50

  • Heather Gallagher

    $15

  • McGovern Family

    $75

  • Sanderson Family

    $50

  • Taylor Readyhough

     

  • Sarah Coney

    $40

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Marek

    $10

  • Mirnesa/Mehrija

    $50

  • Raftery family

    $50

  • Tarryn Marcus

    $50

  • Jerry and Cay Thornley

    $50

  • Miralem Cosic

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Briana McNair

    $30

  • John and Gena Henderson

    $50

  • Jamie and Matthew Mitchell

     

  • Carey & Joe Brandenburg

    $100

  • Rio

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Chachi

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Karen

    $10

  • Vahidin Memic

    $100

  • CUB

    $100

  • Amer Ramovic

    $20

  • don

    $100

  • Michelle and Brian Higginson

    $50

  • dkmc

    $50

  • Michael & Nancy DiJulio

    $50

  • Kim Gallagher

     

  • Janine Marcus

    $900

  • Paula Farmer

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $20

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102% Raised of $3,000 Goal


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The Team: $6,326 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

University of Washington

Amount Raised

$3,065

 

102% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

University of Oregon

Amount Raised

$2,098

 

70% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jacob Schueler

Amount Raised

$983

Fundraiser Title

Maya Zimmerman

Amount Raised

$170

Fundraiser Title

India Zietsman

Amount Raised

$10

Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $20

3 years ago

Paula Farmer

Paula Farmer

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Janine Marcus

Janine Marcus

DONATION: $900

3 years ago

Kim Gallagher

Kim Gallagher

3 years ago

Michael & Nancy DiJulio

Michael & Nancy DiJulio

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

dkmc

dkmc

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Michelle and Brian Higginson

Michelle and Brian Higginson

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

don

don

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Amer Ramovic

Amer Ramovic

DONATION: $20

3 years ago

CUB

CUB

DONATION: $100

3 years ago