The need in Uganda is overwhelming, we receive many requests for safe water supplies from rural communities.
According to publicised research, close to half of Uganda's population lack access to safe water. These findings reveal that distance was regarded as a constraint to access a safe water supply. Over 60% of the rural households reported travelling up to 2km or more to access safe water.
Ugandan rural communities face a high risk of being affected by the many water-borne related diseases such as diarrhoea, typhoid, skin diseases and worms due to the consumption of unsafe open water sources such as run-offs and ditches.
Our partner, Suubi Community Projects, based in Kampala, work in the rural areas of Mukono District, Central Uganda and coordinate projects in Western Uganda. Through an integrated, holistic approach, they are involved in activities to increase access to safe water and sanitation, improve health service delivery, improve education service delivery, and economic empowerment to the communities. Suubi’s mission is to ‘help communities help themselves.’