Underground Water harvesting in Northern Uganda

Combating waterbone diseases through availing communities with Clean pumped underground water.

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I confirm that I am fully aware of the eligibility criteria, and based on its description, I am eligible to apply to the CSV Prize 2017.

  • Yes, I'm eligible

Preferred language

  • English

Organization name

Heights Construction Ltd

Year founded

2015

Initiative stage

  • Start-Up (a pilot that has just started operating)

Annual budget in 2017 (USD)

  • $1k - $10k

Number of beneficiaries impacted so far

  • 10 - 50

Organization type

  • Nonprofit, NGO, or citizen sector

Secondary Focus Area

  • Water

Headquarters location: Country

  • Uganda

Headquarters location: City

Kampala

Location(s) of impact

Uganda: Karamoja

Facebook URL

heightsconstructionltd

Problem: What problem is this initiative trying to address?

Poor health as a result of lack of sufficient Clean water

Solution Summary: What is the proposed solution? What do you see as its most promising aspects for creating shared value?

drilling down to the water table,pumping water to a large reservior tank constructed of clay bricks ,connecting a tap and people access clean water

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date? Specify both the social and the environmental impact of your work

Socially peoples lives have improved as a result of reduction in water bone diseases

Financial sustainability plan: How is this initiative financially supported? How will you ensure its financial sustainability long-term?

We generate our finances from individual donations and gifts and Corporate contributions
Our annual budget for the last 2 Years have been ranging from U$ 5000-U$18000 annually

Unique value proposition: What makes your initiative innovative? How does your project differ from other organizations working in the same field?

No cost incurred by end users but financially the project is sustainable through donations

Founding story: Share a story about the "Aha!" moment that sparked the beginning of this initiative.

I was in Karamoja for a construction project in2015 and we had a hustle getting water for the works,so we decided to buy water to site with water bowsers.Nearby communities kept frequenting the site begging for drinking water.I developed a passion of doing something about it.So as part of My company Corporate social Responsibilities,i came up with an idea of harvesting underground water.

Where did you hear about the Nestlé Creating Shared Value Prize?

  • Ashoka page or contact

Evaluation results

2 evaluations so far

1. Overall evaluation

5 - This idea rocked my world. It’s awesome! - 0%

4 - This idea seems really exciting. With a little more polishing, it’d be among my favorites. - 50%

3 - I think the idea is great, but it needs some work before it moves onto the next round. - 0%

2 - I liked it fine but preferred others. - 50%

1 - It didn’t make my heart beat faster. Needs significant revisions. - 0%

2. Innovation

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4 - I feel really good about this - very promising - 50%

3 - This has some good elements and some areas for development - 0%

2 - This doesn’t inspire me so much - 50%

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3. Social and/or Environmental Impact

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4. Financial sustainability

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5. Potential to Scale / Replicability

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6. Organizational Leadership

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7. Potential for Creating Shared Value

5 - Absolutely, 100%! - 50%

4 - I feel really good about this - very promising - 0%

3 - This has some good elements and some areas for development - 0%

2 - This doesn’t inspire me so much - 50%

1 - This entry is weak here - 0%

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Instead of taking water from ground, harvest the rainwater. Ground water may have some contamination and fetching from depth may cost you more and project will not sustain. Instead if you combine it with rainwater, bottle it and sell it at very low cost, you may have some income.

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