Kyankwanzi Water project

EDOU carried out a Baseline survey in Kyankwanzi district which revealed severe lack of access to clean and safe water in the area. Kyankwanzi is a rural district of Uganda located 150km West of Kampala. Kyankwanzi lies in the dry belt of Uganda also known as the Cattle Corridor. Accelerated climate changes in the area characterized by unpredictable rainfall patterns resulted into water stress affecting the population of both crop farmers and cattle keepers.

The people in the area depend on muddy, algae filled open wells and ponds left behind by stone mining in the area. The lack of access to clean and safe water led people to collect water for domestic consumption from the very sources, where cattle drink. Lack of portable water compromised sanitation and hygiene in homes and in schools resulting into increased occurrence of water born diseases like diarrhea.

Women and children walked between 2-5km and more to collect water from the community contaminated ponds. The poor and vulnerable persons like the elderly, widows and physically handicapped continuously faced it hard to have access to clean and safe water and proper sanitation.

To address the above challenges, EDOU in conjunction with Kyankwanzi District Local Government through The Kyankwanzi Water Project, constructed twenty five (25) boreholes and shallow wells in the district, carried out mobilisation, sensitization and training of communities groups such as Water and Sanitation (WATSAN) committees, women and children on proper sanitation and hygiene practices, and operation and maintenance of point water sources.

Word FROM FOUNDER

Word From Founder

Welcome to EDOU! We’re a charity organisation whose mission is to transform lives. The Dream for EDOU was born out of my real-life experiences. I grew up in a poverty-stricken home...

NEWS

Brian wins the “120 Under 40” globa...

Brian wins the “120 Under 40” global contest

...the EDOU founder belongs to a "truly an outstanding group"    Brian receives the 120 Under 40 certificate...

Brian unveils EDOU’s project to pro...

Brian unveils EDOU’s project to promote women’s health

...the project involves setting up an online information and data centre.   Brian speaking at the Population...

EDOU joins the Girls Not Brides Glo...

…it is a good platform to ending the cultural practice Kampala We're delighted to announce that our...

Dare report under-reported issues, ...

Dare report under-reported issues, Brian implores African journalists

...Brian was invited to speak at the UNFPA event as a winner of the 120...

We ask Melinda Gates to become our ...

We ask Melinda Gates to become our Noble Ambassador

...Brian makes request at the Women Deliver Conference in Copenhagen - Denmark Brian and other delegates pose...

EDOU making widows’ heart sing

EDOU making widows’ heart sing

In this news article Brian shares his experience from his recent trip to Kikandwa. Kikandwa...

Stanchart Bank Partners with us to ...

Stanchart Bank Partners with us to transform lives

We’re grateful that one of the most respected banks not only in Uganda but internationally,...

University Scholarships launched

University Scholarships launched

We're happy to announce that the Brian Mutebi Dream Scholarship Fund has launched its university...

Testimonies

We always want such development initiatives

“We always want such development initiatives by people like you born in our area. It...

The scholarship made all the difference

“The conditions are far better now with the support he receives. He is not worried...

Giving sanitary pads to girls

“Now I will really be safe. I will not fear being embarrassed among boys,” said...

House built for orphans

“Nze Livingstone Ssempebwa ne muganda wange Francis Ssekatawa tuli basanyufu nnyo kubanga mutuzimbidde enyumba gyetugenda...

Blessed by a blind woman

“I do not want to portray a picture that all (process of building house for...

Be a Partner Be EDOU Ambassador

Transforming Lives(Before)

Transforming Lives(after)

Brian giving hope to vulnerable girls