This project is aimed at rural people, specifically in Kanantge, Buyende district, Uganda, who need access to clean, safe drinking water. As a result of poor water quality and poor hygiene practices, many people in Uganda experience poor health, and the infant morbidity rate is alarming, with diarrhoea still the biggest killer of children under five years of age. Additionally, poor water quality and poor hygiene result in a non-productive society with high absenteeism among workers and students.
This project addresses these issues and empowers the recipients to take charge of their life, health and education and see continual improvement on a scalable level.
The projected impact is that 7000 people have access to clean, safe drinking water for the first time for $10.30 AUD per person. The man-hours saved by having access to safe water close to homes will be reinvested into productive activities such as education and creating income.
We would also expect measurable improvement in health in these communities resulting in lives saved and more productive locals who will benefit from fewer sick days.
Most of the people that will be helped are a part of the poorest in Uganda, and this district is one of many where people still live on less than $2 per day.
We want to create a WASH program that transforms the Kanantge community and beyond. This WASH project will comprise several components:
1. Education and training of community leaders in WASH. They, in turn, will teach and train the community at large.
2. Distribution Of filters. Once community members have been trained, they will have access to clay pot filters (sourced domestically)
3. Construction of a Deep bore well and two tanks. This will be a deep bore well with two 10,000-litre tanks and a solar pump.
The key outcomes that we are looking for in this project are:
· A decrease in the incidence of waterborne and hygiene-related illnesses.
· A tangible improvement in the knowledge and behaviour regarding sanitation and hygiene.
· Increased household income levels because of better health directly related to the project.
· Increased school attendance and improved grades.
· Decrease in the time each household spends meeting daily water needs.
Gifts to approved Metamorphic Projects over $2 are tax deductible.
No non-development activities are undertaken using tax-deductible gifts.
Our projects are typically designed in such a way that the activities can be implemented incrementally, regardless of whether a fundraising target is met or exceeded (e.g. if a project includes 3 wells but only enough funds are raised for 2 wells, then only 2 wells will be completed). In the case where excess funds are received they may be applied to other similar projects (e.g. any funds in excess of what is required for 3 wells but may be applied to a school latrine project in a different region).
All donations (gifts) and contributions to Metamorphic are made unconditionally however we note your preferred beneficiary as indicated by your allocation. The project manager may alter the allocation in the best interest of project outcomes (e.g. if a different solution will help more people, that option will be chosen).
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