The project of promotion of access to water and sanitation in the rural communities aims to improve the hygiene and health situation of 15,000 local people in the 4 poor rural communities of Nambale, Nabitende, Namungalwe and Nawandala sub-counties in Iganga District in Busoga Region in Eastern Uganda. The communities in these sub-counties are currently suffering from chronic health problems due to lack of access to clean and adequate water, sanitation, and hygiene education.
Uganda is one of the least developed countries in the World which is found in East Africa. It is the third populous country East Africa with a population of 34 million people of which 85% live in rural (2014 National census). The country is characterized by diversified agro ecology and known in the continent as the pearl of Africa.
A community based approach will be adopted as the most effective means of empowering communities to manage their own water supply schemes and sanitation facilities. Active participation of district stakeholders and the beneficiary communities will be ensured from the very beginning and at every stage of the project cycle.
4 water schemes constructed in four project sub-counties in the district. 4 double block VIPL in schools and 4 seats VIPL in health post with hand washing facilities constructed. 100 household pit latrines with hand washing facilities constructed. 10 new school health clubs established in the district and 5 existing health clubs strengthened to promote hygiene and sanitation for target population.