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

 

PROGRESS IN KACHICA

2018 ACTION PLAN FOR KAMULI CHILD CARE

The main activity for the 2018 action plan is constructing  a 2 classroom block and water harvesting. So far our partners from the Netherlands( the Malden/Heumen Church, Sint Nicholaas school and Mirembe Foundation) have fully supported the kamuli community.

The new block is about to be finished and water harvesting tanks will be soon put in place.

On the 7th of May Kamuli community received the chairman of Rotary  Woerden, Netherlands Miss Meike te Giffel and her husband Wim. The purpose of the visit aimed at looking to the community and developing together a water project which could possibly be funded by Rotary Netherlands as they have been doing with other TUL projects.

We concluded  drilling of a borehole, pumping the water to the school and letting it flow by gravity to the town for the community to access. The chairman Rotary will work on the fundraising in the Netherlands.

WOMEN POULTRY FARMING

AGALI AWAMU WOMEN GROUP

Among the initiatives of Tusaidiane Uganda, developing women is one of them and early this year Tusaidaine Uganda got in contact with Agali awamu Women Group who are interested in poultry farming.

After  two business trainings we issued them an interest free loan of  UGX 2.5  million to boost their capital from Melania Women Group from the Netherlands. We aim at creating a sustainable women group.

Attached is the report.

20180416 pictorial report

Let's help each other!