Kalaiti Tororo Water Well project Uganda Africa Water Wells
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Kalaiti Village Water Well Project
completed July 20th, 2009 Tororo District, Uganda
This new well was provided by a kind, caring man who donated the entire cost of this project, plus the cost of putting on a seminar for the people to learn how to maintain it, and about good hygiene and sanitary latrines.
Needless to say, after hauling and using bacteria infested pot hole water, and families getting sick and dying, these people are so happy and grateful.
This one well will provide clean, safe water for this village, plus the surrounding area. The entire cost of travel (from distant Kampala, Tororo and Mbale), the Hydrologist study to determine best spot to drill, the drill equipment, the man power for drilling, well casing, pipes, the concrete platform, the pump, testing, and the seminar to teach the use, care and maintenace was just under $10,000.
Breakdown: (Hydrologist study $1206; Driller / platform / pump $6,500; Project supervisor/monitor $1,000; travel/rooms/seminar/food $1,100; fees to send money $265 - total $10,071.00 usd or approximately 20,746,260.00 Uganda shillings. Simple way to consider the fact that these people cannot afford to do this on their own is - the average income is less than $1.25 per day, or 2,575.00 Uganda Shillings (ugx) - if they are fortunate to find work and be hired. it would take 8,056.8 days of work at $1.25 per day, to pay for a well. Of course, they would not be able to eat for those 8000 days, or provide anything for their families.
This is a small price to provide water for approximately 800 people. To provide for better health conditions, less sickness, and of course, clean, safe water instead of the dirty, bacteria infested water used by the people and the animals.
Rewarding? YES! In so many ways!!
Join Compassion Care and individuals all over the world in working to provide clean, safe water for people who have to carry contaminated water long distances, for bathing, cooking and drinking.
There are many examples of people getting sick from using disease infested water. However, it is the only water source many have, and they have no choice but to use it.
They cannot afford to have a well put in, so they use either a communal source of water, or haul water from a pond that is dirty, and disease borne.
The answer. Installing "catch tanks" that can catch rain water during the rainy seasons; installing water wells in a central location so people can have clean, safe water to carry home, over a short distance.
The cost of a well is minimal compared to the number of people it will provide clean safe drinking water. We are not talking "running water", but a well from which they can use a bucket to lift water and put in their own containers.
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