EACO provides physical and psychosocial support to marginalized groups of people living in Mukono district. The organization empowers them through economic development, which it achieves through education programs, vocational training, and the provision of health care.
In rural Mukono Children and women travel miles each day to collect water for their families. It's dangerous and debilitating. Children are kept out of school so that they can perform this and other associated household tasks others are also kidnapped and sacrificed more so in Mukono and this happens when they move to collect water to very far wells deep in the forests. these boreholes provide water closer to the town center, so women and children do not have to travel further to retrieve water, and are therefore safer from kidnapping and sacrifice
EACO with support from 'Just a Drop' has protected and improved the life of these people and two boreholes have been drilled and our target is to drill 40 bore holes which are deep.
Ugandan children at the water pump
Mr Kyobe said, “Not only has the health of the community improved a lot but it has saved so much time for those carrying water. The women can now spend more time on their domestic responsibilities and the children can attend school more. The water has increased revenue raising initiatives, especially brick-making, so the community has more money to spend on other important things. Thank you Just a Drop and Travel 2 for making this clean water project possible!”
'EACO with support from Just a Drop' Brings Joy to Remote Rural Vil... Also these people have high rates of malnourishment, low but increasing levels of school attendance (especially low amongst girls), high rates of disease (especially malaria), and numerous other problems linked to severe poverty and an exceptionally low standard of living. The creation of a borehole well will put a clean, sustainable source of water in close to approximately 3,000 households. The goal of this project is to put in borehole wells in five sub-counties. We believe that through your help, we can transform their lives.
Our target is to drill 40 bore holes within the community of rural Mukono but already 2 boreholes have been drilled in the community of Namanganga and Lugari
Hand pump in Namanganga village.
Each deep borehole with the under ground tank which water corrects which is then used to support the farmers during the dry season costs £8000 and
Besides that most of our beneficiaries do not have latrines and bathrooms where to ease themselves. Not only households but also schools we work with. This forces them to dig like 1 foot hole to ease themselves yet they have children in those homes.
These holes are dug in the gardens where they grow their food which is risky, some dig besides their houses and it scares us about their health and sanitation when it happens to rain. We see that this causes diarrhorea because flies get onto food, and anything being set for eating, more to that these people do not have a habit of washing their hands after easing themselves and just walk straight to have something to eat; which puts their life at risk. Further still, these people get jiggers and ringworms in their feet and the legs. This also affects the animals they keep in their homes which often call for de-worming and these beneficiaries do not have the money to be out of this problem to look for treatment.
Therefore we want to construct latrines for our schools we work with and to some beneficiaries and these are widows with orphans who can not afford to pay for labour in constructing a latrine. Our target here is to put up 100 latrines. a latrine that can be used at school costs £2500 then that of a house hold for our beneficiaries costs £1200.
As your extending your work to other parts of the world, EACO needs your support and cooperation. And we hope to get a positive response from you!
- £10 will bring safe drinking water to one person
- £25 will train the clients on hygiene and sanitation
- £50 will buy a pipes for construction
- £90 will buy construction materials
- When you donate £8000 will help to drill a deep borehole with the under ground tank which water corrects which is then used to support the farmers during the dry season and this will serve 3000 people in the one of the communities of Mukono so any donation can make a difference.
- When you donate £2500 this will build a latrine for 100 pupils in a school and this will improve their health as it is their right
- when you donate £1200 it will help to build a latrine for one home of a widow with orphans who can not afford to put up one.
Your donation will make a difference in the life of children and women.