WATSAN is most grateful to partners Tearfund and The Rotary Club for funding two major transformative water and sanitation projects in Uganda.
The Rotary Club of Bishop’s Waltham have raised £7,300 for a project at Kinyasano Girls High School. The water and sanitation need at this school reached crisis mode when the borehole pump, which was the only supply that could span the dry season, failed. WATSAN has already installed a replacement hand-operated pump, and the Rotary funding will allow us to protect a new spring and supply clean and dignified sanitation to the school.
Longstanding WATSAN partners Tearfund have now contributed £35,000 to Phase 2 of an ambitious gravity flow scheme at Buhunga. More than 60% of the population in the project area draw water from unprotected springs, ponds and streams, and the rest fetch from a few and distant protected springs. When Phase 2 is complete, nine tapstands will serve over 2,000 people with first-time improved water supply, integrated with sanitation facilities and health and hygiene education.
Our heartfelt thanks to our funding partners, who have given WATSAN the opportunity to have a huge impact on these two communities.