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SUSTAINABLE PROJECTS IN WATER & SANITATION,

ARGRICULTURE & HANDCRAFT

CREATING INNOVATIVE SUSTAINALBE PROJECTS TO ALLEVIATE POVERTY.

Uganda Water and Sanitation Facts:

  • 32 million people in Uganda do not have access to adequate sanitation

  • 8 milion do not have access to safe water

  • Over 4,000 children die every year from diarrhea caused by drinking unsafe water and poor sanitation in Uganda.

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) are some of the basic needs for human health and survival. WASH can also be crucial components in freeing people from poverty.

The most common technology options for rural water supply are protected springs, bore holes, protected wells, and gravity flow schemes.Those who do not have access to improved sources of water supply have to rely on unsafe sources such as rivers, lakes, and unprotected wells which consequently results into contraction of water borne diseases leading to high infant mortality rates.

Note: Uganda according to census done by Uganda Bureau of statistics clarifies the population to be 41,276,549 in March 2017. Source: www.worldometers.info/world-population/Uganda-population

Agriculture is the backbone of Uganda's economy, Uganda's main food crops are, cassava, sweet potatoes, millet, sorghum, corn, beans, and groundnuts.

Families in rural Uganda entirely depend on Agriculture to support their financial needs which includes food, clothing and their children's school fees.

Poverty reduction among households working in agriculture accounts for 79% of the national poverty reduction observed between 2006 and 2013 and currently employs over 60% of the population. (Ref: www.worldbank.org).

​Despite the impact and reliance on Agriculture, there is still much need to address the causes of its poor performance like low yields, pests and diseases not forgetting underdeveloped farming methods to improve the yields in various rural areas.

Ugandan women have a natural gift at producing beautiful creations of handcraft from raw and natural materials from mother nature. They use vibrant, eye grabbing colours to express their culture and creativity.

Handicraft is a cultural tradition practised by the rural youth of both gender, but mainly by women in the country, in order to supplement their incomes.

It has been tradition to hand over craftsmanship and skills from generation to generation.

 

The production of handicraft, however, has seen an upswing and has assisted many women in Uganda obtain a sustainable family income, This is making handcraft and fashion more and more attractive to women in rural and urban Uganda.

HOW YOU CAN HELP?

All you need to do is say YES to helping. It is not always money that is required.

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All of it counts, connections and unity are powerful. Join us in making chances in the world. Email us: tanja@christanshed.org

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