This project is aimed at improving access to safe and clean water for communities in Lwengo district especially among the most needy farmer families. Through this project we aim at improving access to safe water in households through;
- Rain water harvesting using low cost technologies. This is where rooftop rain water is harvested and collected in an underground water tanks(domestic wells) that is built using locally available material such as tarpaulin, polythene, poles and roofed with material like papyrus mats or iron sheets for those that can afford it. Water harvested using this kind of technology is suitable for domestic use like washing, cooking, watering livestock and….however, the water is not very safe for drinking as it requires purification to be safe for drinking.
- Community springs. Over 67% of the population in rural communities of Lwengo largely depend on community water sources such as water springs and in some cases they share the water with animals which also rely on the same sources as their water points. At CIIRD we understand that these are very reliable sources of water for the local people and therefore would like to improve these kinds of water sources to make them more efficient and serve the communities better. This is done by mobilizing local users to rehabilitate the wells and fix the broken ones to make them more usable and sustainable.
- Aquor water and Sawyer filtration system. These two are water purification and filtration systems that are used in rural communities with unsafe water. The water filtration systems were introduced to us by our partner Aquor Water Technology a UK based social enterprise. The system is being used to filter water that local people wouldn’t have been able to drink or use for other domestic use and thus preventing waterborne diseases. To buy a sawyer water system for a school or a family, click this link or go to our donate page.
Kkingo Subcounty is one of the rural farmer communities in Lwengo districts with the worst water facilities and this has lead to the rise of waterborne diseases among families. School going children are missing school because of water related illnesses and bringing about high medical expenses which some cant afford and thus die in homes helplessly. To support any of our water project for a small village, a farmer family or school donate now.