Schoon water heeft levens veranderd in Ndekye, Uganda!
Met veel dank voor uw bijdragen en de hulp van Wilde Ganzen hebben wij de gemeenschap van Ndekye van veilig en schoon drinkwater kunnen voorzien. Voor de kinderen maakt het een enorm verschil, niet alleen m.b.t. het voorkomen van ernstige ziektes. In plaats van water te moeten halen uit het meer, op afstand van een uur lopen, hoeven zij nu ’s ochtends geen schoollessen meer te missen!
Dit bericht ontvingen wij van John Mubangizi, de projectleider terplekke:
Extension of Clean and Safe Water to Ndekye Community in Ryeru Sub-County, Rubirizi District, Uganda (P2020.0567)
Ndekye is a remote place in Rubirizi district dominated by rural peasants whose livelihood is majorly dependant on subsistence farming. Community members had had a water challenge for decades. Most people used water from unclean sources, which exposed them to diseases like typhoid, cholera and diarrhea. Furthermore, fetching water was majorly a responsibility of children who had to carry water in the morning before attending school. And because of the long distances, they reported late to schools thus missing morning classes, which severely affects school performance.
With financial support from COR-Foundation and Wilde Ganzen, a project to extend clean and safe water from Lake Kako to Ndekye community was constructed. Community contribution was in terms of providing land where water facilities were constructed, dug trenches for the water pipes, constructed access roads and carried materials to places without possible road transport. The money received from COR-Foundation was applied to buying water pipes and other plumbing materials plus construction of twelve public water taps in three villages.
This project has changed the life of the people of Ndekye as their living conditions have tremendously improved. Community members had lost hope that they would ever get clean water one day. It was an exciting moment the day water taps were opened to give a new life in Ndekye community. Currently people access water within short distances of less than ½ kilometer from their homes, which has freed women and children from the need to travel long distances to get water and hence get extra time to attend school and other important activities. Some people are using the water to start small businesses (poultry, piggery, brick-making, small scale irrigation, horticulture) for improved household income. Generally, PEOPLE ARE VERY HAPPY.'