Water Project

Background

In Jinja District, women and girls devote a minimum of three hours daily to fetching water, which greatly interferes with their productive activities.  The health of women and girls is also at risk due to the limited supply of clean water (this also affects their families) and the long walking distances of about three kilometers each way, to collect water.

Having analyzed the challenges women face in accessing clean water, in November 2011 Women’s’ Center for Job Creation (WCFJC) with support from the Global Women’s Water Initiative (GWWI) constructed two water tanks of 8,000 liters each in two different villages, benefitting over 200 beneficiaries engaged in WCFJC Poultry and Dairy Goat projects.

Following the 2012 signing of a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between WCFJC and GWWI, WCFJC participation in the GWWI WASH Service Center Program began.  Launched in November 2012, this is a twelve month program including training and the implementation of various project initiatives.

Update

Following the WASH Service Center Training, Phase I with GWWI (November 19th – 24th  2012) in Kampala, Uganda, WCFJC constructed two water tanks using seed funding resources mobilized from within beneficiary communities.  The two tanks of 15,000 liters each were completed within nine days and are located at Namagera Secondary School and Nawampanda Parent’s Primary School respectively, for a total of 4 tanks constructed by WCFJC.

Furthermore, GWWI donated a brick making machine to WCFJC.  The machine will be used to expand the program through brick making and construction of more tanks in beneficiary communities.

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