Water is Life
Sanitation is Dignity
We are a UK charity dedicated to the support of a water and sanitation project managed by the Anglican Dioceses of North Kigezi and Kinkiizi in south-west Uganda. Our Ugandan arm is known as NKKD WATSAN.
Our project contributes directly to the achievement of UN water and sanitation Millennium Development Goals in the Ugandan Districts of Rukungiri and Kanungu.
We invite you to lend a hand to this important work, which directly benefits some of the poorest communities in the world.
Extract from Report of the Trustees to the Charity Commission, 2011
Summary of the main achievements of the charity during the year
IN THE UK
The Trustees met twice during 2011 to discuss progress reports from the field, funding requirements, and fund raising initiatives. Two trustees visited Uganda in December, witnessing two commissioning ceremonies in Kanungu District, and visiting a recently completed project, and a major new gravity flow scheme under construction at Nyarushanje in Rukungiri District. Valuable discussions were held with the Ugandan Team, and with the Bishops of the two dioceses who have ultimate responsibility for the work in Uganda.
A major fund raising exercise organised in July 2011 was a "Walk for Water", when 30 or so supporters, walked overnight through the Welsh countryside for a distance of 28 miles from Llanfihangel-y-Pennant to Bala in North Wales. The results paid for a nearly new re-placement double-cabin Hilux truck sorely needed by the project. The Trustees have continued support for the training of our new Field Director, Revd. Eric Baingana, by way of distance learning fees at WEDC (Loughborough University). As well as meeting core costs of the enterprise in Rukungiri, related to all three of the projects described below, direct contributions were made to the Ruhega and Burembo project, which were sponsored by the Hafan Café in Tywyn.
The NKKD WATSAN Team in Uganda have been busy throughout the year as follows:
• Construction of Phase 3 to complete the Kifunju Water Supply Project, which was duly commissioned by Bishop Dan Zoreka on Dec. 14th. 2011. The total number of beneficiaries with improved access to clean water is 3400, living in 450 households, plus over 900 children from 3 primary and 2 nursery schools.
•Protection of two highland sources and construction of a settlement tank in remote locations, and a storage tank on the hillside above the area to be served, as Phase I of a new major gravity flow scheme at Nyarushanje, planned to serve 7650 people, 4 schools, a polytechnic, and 2 orphanages. •Spring protection with storage for some 60 men, women and children in 10 households in the village of Ruhega, and VIP latrines for girls, an Ecosan latrine for teachers, a ferro-cement rainwater catchment tank, and a tapstand for Burembo school. As well as water supply, each of these schemes includes essential sanitation improvements and health/hygiene and O&M education and training.
Updated Dec. 15th. 2012