Providing sustainable clean water to the local communities in Ruhija Bwindi Uganda

To solve the problem of local communities walking long distances looking for clean water Problem of diseases resulting frtaking in cleanI

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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

Buhoma community rest ltd

Year founded


Initiative stage

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

Annual budget in 2017 (USD)

  • $500k - $1m

Number of beneficiaries impacted so far

  • 1,000 - 5,000

Organization type

  • Nonprofit, NGO, or citizen sector

Secondary Focus Area

  • Water

Headquarters location: Country

  • Uganda

Headquarters location: City

Kampala Uganda

Location(s) of impact

Nkwenda Buhoma mukono kayanza sub county Kanungu district uganda


Problem: What problem is this initiative trying to address?

Lack of clean water into the area of Ruhija where they more than 1000 house hold and over 15 tourist facilities realying on water from rain water harvest This has strained women and children ,level of illierancy increased in that children walk for long distance to fetch water,at the end of it all the area is affected economically Increased health problems resulting con terminated water,all these need to be addressed in the area

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

Providing clean water through working upon the scheme that Will generate clean water to at least 70% of the house holds in the area Reducing the level of illiteracy in the area By bring water closer to the people in form of gravity flow scheme Ruducing on the high rate of defection in the caused by un clean water,etc

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

We Buhoma community rest camp we already run a gravity water scheme in one are but we would love to extend clean water to other areas such as Ruhija which is also a tourist hub of Uganda once given the prize This will increase on individuals household income,improved tourist services, snd reduced level of diseases

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

Donations average $5000 Grants $250000 Cooperate $1000 Earned income locally$1million No other incomes

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

Buhoma community rest camp is a community owned and a company registered by grsnteee not limited

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

Buhoma mukono community development association was started by in 1993 by mukono parish members with the valued assistance of the US peace corp volunteer,John Dubois With the mission To initiate devrlopment process focusing on implementingof social economic status of individusls house hold in mukono parish The objectives were basically,To create dustainable resource base and development in buhoma To promote activities that will empower women to be financially productive and independent To promote quality health and education for the children in the community that will teach them the value of the environment

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

  • Nestlé page or contact


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Photo of Samir Vinchurkar

A very good initiative for children and women in the society. Best wishes

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