Rehabilitation of Sambuko Gravity Flow Water Scheme and the Environmental flows
The action is to provide sustainable access to clean water, health/hygiene and community development.
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RURAL MOTHER AT RISK AFRI
Growth (the pilot has already launched and is starting to expand)
Annual budget in 2017 (USD)
Number of beneficiaries impacted so far
Nonprofit, NGO, or citizen sector
Headquarters location: Country
Headquarters location: City
Our headquarters are in the rural area of Sironko district but we have a liaison office in the capital city of Kampala.
Location(s) of impact
Provinces: Eastern Region
Cities: Kampala, Sironko
Old and weary water distribution chamber
Problem: What problem is this initiative trying to address?
Sambuko upward Gravity Flow Water, yielding 18 l/s translated into 1,555,200 l/d is very old and weary, serves 20,631people and 23,342 by 2020, no water user fee is collected hence no funds for rehabilitation. The design does not adequately meet the demand yet water escapes from the spring intake. Bacteriological results show prevalence of bacterial and fecal contamination coming from poor pit latrines near the open spots on the water system.
Solution Summary: What is the proposed solution? What do you see as its most promising aspects for creating shared value?
The solution is to refurbish the entire water system and engage communities to actively participate in management and maintenance through a sustainable friendly enterprise plan.
A major system repairs and extension of services to areas without water is recommended, improvement of the spring source, fix pipe leakages and a structured system operation construction of an extension and maintenance. Use of sea sand to purify water is economical and will be demonstrated and applied by beneficiaries.
Construct ecological sanitation toilets with both environmental and economical benefits to help solve poor sanitation problems. Conduct participatory community development campaign and WASH training to stakeholders for sustainability. Profile the upward gravity flow water scheme and market to tourists and geography students to create revenue to support the scheme.
Impact: What is the impact of the work to date? Specify both the social and the environmental impact of your work
Since Jane 2013, we organized and mobilized community members to use available resources to repair and maintain the old weary water scheme. We have approached higher authorities to give us the mandate to rehabilitate and manage the resource. We have taken a second needs assessment to that of local government from our organizational funds. We have mobilized communities to actively participate by offering free way of passage for the new pipelines and cheap labour.
We have acquired skills of using sea sand as a water purifier instead of expensive chlorine used by others and will translated to stakeholders. Availability of clean water will reduce current risks of cholera, dysentery, malaria and other water born sickness. The proposed taxed revenue created will attract government to improve infrastructure for economic growth. Construction of econ-san will reduce expenses on fertilizers
Financial sustainability plan: How is this initiative financially supported? How will you ensure its financial sustainability long-term?
We contribute 20% of our funds and stakeholders contributes (10%). We raise money from a micro credit scheme, sales from agriculture produces, and membership fees. With no grant for that work to carry out major repairs , our long term financial sustainability is to raise revenue by marketing a profiled scheme to tourists and geography students to create revenue, a user fee and sales from eco-san products to train Maison for future maintenance.
Unique value proposition: What makes your initiative innovative? How does your project differ from other organizations working in the same field?
Creative, Inclusive, Enterprising, Adoptive and Sustainable.
Founding story: Share a story about the "Aha!" moment that sparked the beginning of this initiative.
We have worked hard with clear vision and great confidence on the initiative. However, to our challenges, we are so determined to achieve our objectives. We want to stand out by achieving our goals. We therefore commend Nestle for the avenue to create shared value. We are happy to participate in this exciting opportunity
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