Category Archives: Water

WATER USE BY COMMUNITIES HAS MORE THAN DOUBLED

Water shortage period has ended.
Community sensitization results in improvement.
3 new Beneficiary Communities with safe drinking water
USE OF SAFE DRINKING WATER July-Oct 2016 Nov-Feb 2016/17 Mar-Jun 2017
Average use / Beneficiary in liters 23.400 L 15.000 L 36.900 L
Number of users/Beneficiary Community assuming 0,5L / user / day 390 250 615
Number of Beneficiary Communities 69 70 67
Use of safe drinking water in liters 1.615.000 1.050.000 2.470.000
Number of Users drinking 0,5 liters of safe water 26.900 17.500 41.200

In May/June 2016, Tusaidiane Uganda organized a workshop with beneficiaries for discussing the insufficient use of the water purifiers by community members

It was agreed that community leaders would start mobilization programs with help of Tusaidiane Uganda to change the “mind-set” of community members. Native speakers of Tusaidiane Uganda would assist in sensitizing community members in the advantages of the use of safe drinking water: better health, more children in the school, more people at work (for income generation) and lower expenses for the doctor and for medicines.

Substantive positive results could not be reached in the period July-October 2016, because the time after the workshop was too short to get effects from the “mind-set change” programs. They were expected in the period November 2016 – February 2017. However, no positive results could be reached in this period because Uganda was struck with a severe dry spell, resulting in insufficient water in almost every part of the country. Food prices were rising sky high; cows died and even people died from starvation.

The use of safe drinking water went down from 1,6 million liters in the period July-October to only 1 million liters in the period November 2016 to February 2017.

Fortunately, rains came back in February/March 2017 and sensitization campaigns resulted in a strong increase in safe drinking water: from 1 million liters to 2,5 million liters in the period March-June 2017.

Details about use of Star Performers, Followers, those with insufficient use and the Beneficiaries without a meter you find in

20170801 Water Use Report

A summary of their quantitative results is tabled below.

Period March-June 2017 Stars Followers Insufficient use No meter TOTAL
Number of Beneficiaries 10 14 30 13 67
Consumption in liters 865.000 638.000 490.000 477.000 2.470.000
Number of users (0,5L/day) 14.420 10.630 8.150 8.000 41.200
Average number of users/unit 1.440 760 275 615 615

New Installations

New purifiers were installed for St. Joseph Mary’s Secondary School in Mbiriizi in Lwengo District and Nyakibale Hospital in Rukungiri. Installation reports can be found on www.tusaidiane.com.

A third purifier will be installed in August for the new Agricultural Training Centre funded by Iowa State University in Kamuli.

For Nyakibale Hospital, we are working on sufficient water supply for the hospital by drilling a second borehole with possible financial help of a consortium of Benefactors (Rotary Clubs in the Netherlands and Uganda, Friends of Nyakibale Hospital in the Netherlands, Sisters of Breda in the Netherlands and others).

Several other organizations have asked for the supply of safe drinking water. Tusaidiane Uganda is limited in financial resources. For realization of a project, the project owner supported by Tusaidiane Uganda has to find a sponsor.

SAFE DRINKING WATER EXTENDED TO NYAKIBALE HOSPITAL

PATIENTS, RELATIVES, NURSING STUDENTS AND STAFF CAN NOW ACCESS SAFE DRINKING WATER

Tusaidiane Uganda realized a water purifier  installation in Nyakibale Hospital. Approximately 3.000 hospital users can now access safe drinking water every day. It is intended to serve both In- and Out- Patients. The aim is to reduce the number of water related diseases. This will reduce expenditures for both hospital and patients.

Attached is a picture report about the installation day.

20170513 Drinking water for Nyakibale Hopital

MINDSET CHANGE 2017

Local leaders with installed water purifiers have organized in close cooperation with Tusaidiane Uganda a number of sensitization meetings, targeting pupils, students, teachers, parents and community members .

See the attached “Mind-set Change” picture report.

Mind-set change has so far moved on well and we hope for better results in water usage for some 30 purifier owners.

20170423 Mind-set Change Picture Report

St Josephs Mary’s Mbiriizi SSS Gets Safe drinking Water.

The Installation Day

Tusaidiane Uganda was glad to conclude a water project installation with St Josephs Mary’s Secondary school on the 7th of April 2017. The water project was fully funded by the well wishers of the school.

The school has almost 600 pupils who are going to benefit from the safe drinking water. The going back home students will take home water in 5 liter jerrycans provided by Tusaidaine. During class time cups will be put near the water taps so that all students can drink water through out the day.

Water purifier installation

During installation we were joined by a student from kyambogo University,  Muhindo Walter  who is finalizing his final year and writing a proposal about” Improvement Of Ultraviolet Portable Water Purification Systems Designed for Schools” This LineGuard micro-filtration installation helped him to improve on his proposal and also have a good idea of what is really done on the ground.

Sensitization of the students

We concluded  installation with signing a service agreement of preventive maintenance 3 times a year, training of the operator plus the supervisor and sensitization of the student how to use the water

Training of the operator and supervisor how to maintain the water purifier

Water Program 2016 & Outlook for 2017

Dear Readers,

2016 was a difficult year for our Water Program. You will find details in attached News Report.

After Cordaid Netherlands withdrew in 2015 from supporting the safe drinking water projects of Tusaidiane, we lost this year our second important sponsor.

The good news is that we succeeded to continue supporting the existing Beneficiaries. We serviced and maintained their purifiers three times and we helped quite a number with mind-set change programs. Communities need to change their attitude in order to make better use of the safe drinking water for all.

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For continuing these service for the existing Beneficiaries in 2017 we need sponsors to the tune of € 16.500. Please, help us to find 100 people for an annual amount of € 165,– per sponsor. The Ugandan children, students, patients and communities will be very grateful.  

Please find the attached summary document for 2016 & 2017.

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