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General news about Tusaidiane

Less People Using Safe Drinking Water

 

In July 2018 the Technicians of Tusaidiane Uganda were serving 69 installed Pentair LineGuard Water Purifiers.

In the workshop with 51 Clients in January 2018 we agreed to serve the purifiers twice a year instead of three time a year as before. Main reason for it was to reduce costs, especially transport costs.

From a quality point of view Technicians believed and advised such move is acceptable. Clients with a challenge will continue to phone the Technicians when there is a problem, after which they will help.

For 42 purifiers we could register properly the use of safe drinking water over 6 months (February-July 2018) compared to the period August 2017 to January 2018.

For 15 purifiers we could not do that because of either the unit was out of order or there were made mistakes in recording the use registered by the computer.

For twelve (12) Clients we can not record measurements, because their purifier does not have that functionality.

Conclusions for the 42 Clients with properly recording the use are:

  • During the last 6 months (February-July 2018) the use reduced to the same level as in the comparable period in 2017, whereas there was a clear higher use in the period August17-January18.
  • The use during August 2017 and January 2018 (50.400 litres on average) dropped to 39.500 litres during February-July 2018.
  • Consequently, the number of users using 0,5 litres of safe drinking water per day for those 42 clients dropped from almost 17.000 people to 13.000 users, the same number as during February-July 2017.

Let us hope that next time our Clients will be able to serve at least the same number of people as before.

SOLAR MANAGEMENT PROGRESS

PROGRESS IN SOLAR PROJECTS FOR THE 3 HOSPITALS. (See upload on 8 February 2018)

Meanwhile we are almost at the end of the planning phase for the 3 hospitals; Nyakibale, Mutolere and Rubya.

CONGRAVA (the sisters of Breda) have agreed to finance the solar project for all the 3 hospitals.  The total investment amounts to almost 1.3 million US dollars. This is a big mile stone to the hospitals.

CONGRAVA has asked Tusaidiane Uganda to assist the implementation of the 3 projects on their behalf.  Of course, we are willing to do so.

Also, about the implementation, we will keep you informed.

SHOE TRAINING PROJECT

The disabled group from Nazigo received a shoe training project from a private donor from the Netherlands.

They were happy to receive this external help because now they can graduate from shoe repairs and make shoes, this will give them an extra income for their families as they will be making the shoes and selling them to the nearby communities on market days among others.

Attached is their report,

20180417 shoe project report

 

FOCDA ACHIEVEMENTS

Sign Language Training

Through a private donor, Tusaidiane Uganda  reached a hand to Friends of the community Development Association( FOCDA) in 2017 with a training in sign language for the deaf. One member from the family of each deaf person would also participate. The training took 5 months and the results were very  positive. The training aimed at empowering the deaf and their family members with communication skills.

In the attached document details of the learning are elaborated.

20180313 FOCDA REPORT

TRAINING FOR AGALI AWAMU WOMEN GROUP

FINANCIAL LITERACY

The Agali Awamu  women are running a poultry  business from their group savings. They requested for a loan boost from Tusaidiane Uganda, but before we do that, we give the women a training in Financial literacy. On the 27th of February 2018, Tusaidiane Uganda represented by Ms.Rachel Tushabe together with World Resilience Uganda a local organization , trained the women;

  • How to make a concrete and feasible business plan.
  • What is needed to start a new business.
  • How to cost and evaluate business.
  • How to manage off seasons.
  • How to deal with fear and risk taking.
  • Marketing plan.
  • How to grow a small business into a big one.
  • How to sustain a business.
  • Certification after training.

Through their efforts as shown in the  attached report, you will find what transpired in the training. We hope for a cooperative future and positive change for the families of the women.

20180313 FINAL TRAINING REPORT