Beacon of Hope Uganda’s water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) aid project provides sustainable and integrated services in rural and isolated areas, breaking the cycle of contamination caused by unsanitary latrines, contaminated water and unsafe hygiene practices. BoHU ensures sustainability of these interventions by encouraging community ownership, developing linkages with local councils, and encouraging local entrepreneurs to supply low-cost hardware.
BOREHOLES FOR RURAL VILLAGES
Since 2009 Beacon of Hope Uganda has been committed to bringing clean, safe drinking water to rural communities of Uganda. We have gained invaluable experience in the provision of low-cost boreholes and spring wells for small villages. We have so far constructed 15 boreholes in needy communities and schools to supply clean and safe water. This project has been funded by numerous donors and organizations, including: Engineers Without Borders, Jambo Fund (Kootje Foundation), Rhodes Scholars’ Southern African Forum and Modest Capital.
We have so far constructed 25 spring wells in needy communities to supply clean and safe water. These spring wells have been funded by numerous donors and organizations, including: Irma Pfeiffer Foundation, Erbacher Foundation, eudim Foundation for Social Justice and Go Volunteer Africa
TEE PEE TAPS & HAND-WASHING SEMINARS
Hand-washing promotion is an important part of hygiene projects in WASH, health, nutrition, education, and other sectors. Beacon of Hope Uganda carries out a number of seminars in communities and schools to sensitize the population about the importance of hand-washing. Hand-washing promotion is an important part of hygiene projects and run a number of fun and educational activities for students of all ages to teach about the spread of germs and hand-washing. We also construct tee-pee taps at schools.
RAIN WATER HARVESTING FOR SCHOOLS & HOMES
Beacon of Hope Uganda provides rain water harvesting systems for needy schools and families in communities where we work. So far 20 rain water harvesting tanks of 10,000 Liters each have been donated, thanks to our generous donors.