Water & Sanitation
With an average water consumption per person between 6 and 10 liters per day, Karamoja is one of the places in the world where water crisis is strongest.
In over 40 years, our Association is present with its means and staff to make clean water access possible for the inhabitants of this barren land. After completing three major excavation projects, we are now dealing also with the maintenance and especially with the training of local mechanics, as well as awareness raising actions on a correct and responsible usage of the available resources.
Each of our activities is being carried out with a view that, in a non distant future, it could be independently managed by local population. The main aim of our intervention is to contribute to make the average water availability per capita in Karamoja grow at least up to 15 litres.
Help us to bring the average water availability per capita to at least 15 liters per day – compared to the 40 liters availability in Europe – through the drilling of new boreholes, the rehabilitation and repair of non-working ones, the training of local technicians and mechanics and the awareness raising activities on correct water usage.
Improvement of life conditions of beneficiaries
• Increased clean water availability from current 6-10 liters at the disposal of 1.200.000 Karamoja inhabitants for drinking, cooking and, if there is left, washing themselves (without taking count of the daily intake of livestock – cows and sheep, over 3.000.000 units estimated – primary source of income and only wealth of population).
Contribution to cultural and business development
Increased awareness of people on the importance of a correct usage of water to sustain themselves and as possible vector of diseases linked to unsafe sources.