UGANDA COMMUNITY-BASED RAINWATER HARVESTING TECHNOLOGIES PROGRAMMES

Applicant MWATF Plan ID: 175
Status: Approved Accepted Review Cycle end date: 2009-06-02

CONSTRUCTION OF ONE (1) UNIT FERO –
CONCRETE RAIN WATER COLLECTION & STORAGE TANKS OF CAPACITY 6000 LITRES IN MUKONO , KIGOMBYA ZONE PLUS POTABLE WATER TESTING KITS TECHNOLOGIES TRAINING AND PROMOTION INCLUDING SOLAR WATER PASTUERIZATION TECHNIQUES.

Project Funding
2009-04-17
2009-06-17
480

60 HOUSEHOLDS EACH COMPRIZING SEVEN MEMBERS AVERAGE THUS 60 x 7 =480

2

NEIGHBOURING EXCELL PRIMARY SCHOOL AND EQUALLY SECONDARY WING

250

50 HOMES EACH COMPRIZE 5 MEMBERS EQUALS (THUS) 50 x5 =250 OUT OF WHICH 30 ARE SINGLE MOTHERS, 10 ARE PEOPLE LIVING WITH HIV/AIDS, 20 ARE WIDOWS, 16 ARE ORPHANS, 8 ARE PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES.

800

TRINING, INTERRACTIONS, EMPOWERMENT, SUPPLY OF MATERIALS, TRANSPORTERS, CIVIL LEADERS AND JOB OPPORTUNITIES, MASSS MEDIA, FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHERS.

Drinking Water - Community
Capacity Building

Location

UGANDA
ENTEBBE INTERNATIONAL
CENTRAL

Project Narrative

MUKONO WOMENS AIDS TASK FORCE
(MWATF)
PROJECT : COMMUNITY - BASED RAIN
WATER HARVESTING &
STORAGE FACILITIES DELIVERY

PROPOSAL : CONSTRUCTION OF FERO –
CONCRETE RAIN WATER COLLECTION & STORAGE TANKS

SECTOR : HEALTH, SAFE WATER AND
SANITATION

LOCATIONS : (1) MUKONO DISTRICT, CENTRAL
UGANDA
(2) WAKISO DISTRICT, CENTRAL
UGANDA

TARGET BENEFICIARIES : 250 POOR SPECIAL NEEDS KIDS AT LOCATION IN MUKONOTOWN COUNCIL AND 50 HOUSEHOLDS IN WAKISO NANSANA TOWN COUNCIL.

REQUIRED INPUTS : FINANCIAL RESOURCES

TOTAL PROJECT COST : $US 1,200

LOCAL CONTRIBUTIONS (IN KIND): $US 200

FUNDING GAP : $US 1,000

IMPLEMENTATION AGENCY: MUKONO WOMENS AIDS TASK
FORCE

ADDRESS : PLOT 19 ALBERT COOK ROAD,
MOTHERS UNION BUILDING, MUKONO TOWN COUNCIL
P.O. BOX 201
MUKONO – UGANDA (EAST AFRICA)
EMAIL ADDRESS : mwatf@yahoo.com

TELEPHONE : +256 - 412 290608
MOBILE : +256 -772 903649
+256 -782 551632

CONTACT PERSON : NAMULONDO SARAH ASUMINI

POSITION : EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR.

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MUKONO WOMENS AIDS TASK FORCE [MWATF]
WATER PROJECT.
BACKGROUND OF MWATF:
Mukono Women’s Aids Task Force (MWATF) is a Women Development Organization Based in Maternity Village, Mukono Town Council in Mukono District.

The Organization was Established in Oct 27th, 1997 with the views of helping women who are single mothers, needy women and children, people living with HIV /AIDS (PLWHAs), youth, people with disability (PWD), elderly and environment protection.

The major aim is to improve and develop the standards of living, spiritually, socially, economically, and culturally.

To achieve the above, women meet regularly to share ideas, and life experiences, advise and counsel each other, contribute and meet financial needs, utilize the technical knowledge, skills and talents they have to start and run project so far embarked on.

MWATF started as a voluntary group of few people with the same views to help the needy and educate the masses about the dangers of HIV/AIDS, and environment protection. It originated when the outcry in the community sparked off the hearts of the Government Ministries to call upon all people to voluntarily come and sensitize HIV/AIDS, gender issues, environment protection programmes both in rural and urban areas of Mukono district and Wakiso. We first worked with religious leaders to distribute basics to orphans, single mothers, needy people and people with disability (PWD).

MWATF VISION:
MWATF works towards combating HIV/AIDS, STDs, Malaria, Cancer and other diseases that are the main causes of poverty and hunger and then to ensure environmental sustainability.

OBJECTIVES:
• Be a Forum for analysis, discussion and dissemination of information about existing HIV/AIDS, Gender issues, Malaria, STDs and other diseases, Environmental sustainability and other related economic policies.
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• Link up groups, Network and the individual to share experience on the dangers of HIV/AIDS, Gender issues, poverty, hunger and environmental protection.
• To prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS
• To improve Adult Literacy Education
• To establish a basis over which widows, PLWHAs, single mothers, orphans and youth can attain a higher degree of reliance.

MAJOR ACTIVITIES ACCOMPLISHED BY MWATF OVER THE YEARS:
• Tree planting and Nursery Gardens
• Construction of saving energy Saving Stoves.
• Waste management
• Sustainable Agriculture
• Community mobilization for development programmes
• Guidance and counseling services
• Lobbying and advocacy
• Training group formation
• Capacity building training workshops
• Condom distribution and education
• Economic and social empowerment
• Reproductive Health Programmes
• Child abuse and women’s rights
• Research and information discrimination
• Sensitization through drama and film shows
• Home based care and palliative care
• Home visiting
• Legal education and legal aid provisions.
27% Community Empowerment
25% Children and Youth
48% Women and Girl Affairs.

ACHIEVEMENTS:
• MWATF has distributed over 400 Mattresses to PLWHAs, orphans, needy children and women, people with disabilities and vulnerable children.
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• MWATF has distributed 300 blankets to orphans and PLWHAs,
• Special Needs Education Centre establishment.
• MWATF has given 800 people counseling and guidance.
• MWATF has mobilized and organized 11 female youth self control clubs in 11 sub counties.
• MWATF has managed to train 20 women groups in group formation.
• MWATF has mobilized and trained 28 People Living with HIV/AIDS groups.
• MWATF has distributed clothes to 800 PLWs, orphans, vulnerable women and children and people with disability.
• MWATF has distributed 50 boxes of Condom and Trained the Community how to use them.

HISTORY OF WATER IN MWATFs OPERATION:
Getting Health Messages to the communities as well as telling the people to manage their lives and households well also means MWATF gets exposed to the families’ needs for clean, affordable and safe water and sanitation, needs among the poor, especially in rural areas and urban settlements. As a result, the organization became more involved in campaigns and activities for and about water supply and clean sanitation for all right from its early years of founding it mobilized the groups, talked to family heads, enlightened women, engaged children, worked hands- in -hands with schools and other institutions including collaboration with government agencies to provide both technical advice and modest material assistance towards sustained implementation of appropriate water supply solutions within its catchment areas. As in 2008, there have been ground breaking opportunities since MWATF engaged stakeholders at various levels and made it possible to deliver Boreholes, Hand-dug wells, improved water sources, stand alone water supply pipes, water kiosks among others to peri-Urban slums, let alone rural villages where MWATF taught and made headway to strengthen Rain water.

WATER COLLECTION AND STORAGE FACILITIES.
In related development, MWATF also discovered that Rain Water – such harvested, usually be contaminated / polluted by:
a) Bird Droppings
b) Settling Dust
c) Other Solid or Gaseous pollutants / contaminants.
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These often make them unfit to drink, thus the organization teaches communities to Boil the water first.

e) Rain water Tanks appropriately developed have also been known to get unwanted aspects, like;
• Algae growths, Bacteria growth,
• Bad Odours.

Therefore, MWATF had found it necessary to advocate water filtration process and technology for use, which include its application by households that get their water from seasonal Pools, Rivers, Swamps or Lake which quite often may have human feaces contaminants.

WATER PROBLEM IN CATCHMENT AREAS:
(i) MUKONO TOWN
According to Mukono District Safe Water Coverage status Report (10th -03-2003) using the 2002 population and census Data, Mukono Town Council had approximately 50,000 inhabitants, 26,500 of which are Female 24,000 Male.

MUKONO DISTRICT GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION:
(ii) MUKONO DISTRICT lies in the South East of Uganda about 22kms from Kampala City. It’s bordered by Jinja District in the East, Kayunga District in the North, Wakiso and Kampala Districts in the West and Lake Victoria in the South. Mukono District holds a population of 807,923.
Total area 10,211,03km2
Area under
Forests 564.6km2
Open Water 7.117km2
Mountains Nil
Game reserve
Sanctuary
Area available for Agriculture 2529.45km2
Are under cultivation 834.7 (30%)
Total population 807.923
Female 403.117
Male 404.806
Temperature – Max (mean) 26.30c
- Min (mean) 180c

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Rainfall – Average Annual 1100.2000mm
District Urbanization 17.6%

(By Housing Census – September 2002) Projected at 3.3% Growth rate.

The District has four (4) counties namely; Mukono, Nakifuma, Buikwe and Buvuma (situated on Lake Victoria) comprising of over 85 Islands. There are 24 Sub counties, 4 Town Councils make up 28 Sub-Counties, 147 parishes and 1240 villages.

The Water Problems faced differ from (a) Household status, as well as (b) Locations and the (c) Level of community enlightenment.

a) Well – to – do Households have enough money to construct innovative water supply units able to draw Ground Water or catch and store Rain Water. Poor Household rely only on available and nearest available water sources to fetch water for household needs – wells, swamps, rivers, lakes, boreholes.
b) Urban settlers may have access to piped water supply if they pay. Majority are poor, don’t have water supply connections, rain water harvest makes suitable answers in rainy season.
c) Enlightened community will protect water sources.
d) Rains /Draughts often makes water sources (Water Tables) to dry / lower.
e) Poverty of the general population makes it difficult to improve their access to better water and sanitation facilities.

TECHNOLOGY MWATF WANTS TO IMPLEMENT:
The Technology MWATF wants to implement is FERO-CEMENT RAINWATER HARVESTING & STORAGE TANKS.

MANAGEMENT OF THE TECHNOLOGY MWATF HAS DEVELOPED:
a) Village – Level Water Management Committees of 5 persons who liaise with the organization and local residence.
b) There are Two (2) Technical Water Persons at MWATF who act as Trainer of Trainers [TOTs].
c) Furthermore, MWATF had a chance to send two more trainers to get trained in the African Women’s Water Conference in Nairobi – Kenya (June 31 – July 5, 2008) who bought more expertise.

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MUKONO WOMEN AIDS TASK FORCE MWATF BUDGET.
Material List for Fero Cement Water Tank (1500 liters Tank)
Description Quantity Unit cost UGX Total
½ “tap, Nipple, T-joint and elbow 1 50,000 50,000
Wire mesh – “8 x 4” 5 18,000 90,000
Chicken mesh ½” 10 metres 3,000 30,000
Bricks – “9 x 6” 100 200 20,000
Cement 6 bags 24,000 144,000
Plaster Sand (fine) 1 mini-load 70,000 70,000
Aggregate Mini-load 70,000 70,000
Binding wire 10kg roll 3,500 35,000
Lime (white cement) 3kgs 18,000 54,000
Gunny bags 6 50,000 300,000
Sisal twins 3 rolls 3,000 9,000
3-6”Nails 1/2kg 1,800 1,800
(material pipe) 3 and ½ ft -
Big basin 1 -
Small basin 1 -
11/2 ft long pvc over flow 1 30,000
Pipe ½ ½ -
Timber poles 3 3,000 9,000
Big eye needles - -
Hoe 2 5,500 11,000
Trowels 3,000
Wheel barrow 1 60,000 60,000
Hammer 1 8,000 8,000
Tape measure 1 4,000 4,000
Plier /cutter 1 3,500 3,500
Plastic polythene sheet 2-10 metres 2,000 20,000
Ladders - - -
Matalic basin - -
Big water container 1 pipper 40,000 40,000
Panga 1 3,500 3,500
Sieve 1 1000 1,000
Wooden float (goodmala) 1 10,000 10,000
Straight edge (nylon string) 1 2,000 2,000
Spade 1 6,500 6,500
Building edge (Bowline) 1 4,000 4,000
Small smooth polythene paper 1 - -
Pair of scissors 1 3,000 3,000
Total for one Tank 1,101,300/=
Sub Total 2 1,101,300 2,202,600/=
Local contribution (MWATF) $200 324,000/=
GRAND TOTAL $1200 2,526,600/=
US 1200
FUNDING GAP (Seed grant) US$ 1,000

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ANNEX : MWATF MANAGEMENT TEAM:
FOUNDER OF MWATF:
1. Namulondo Sarah Asumini

NAMES OF LEADERS:
1. Ester Ndagire General Secretary
2. Namusisi Praxeda Treasurer
3. Namulondo Sarah Asumini Founder
4. Dr. Akolo Angela Medical Advisor
5. Nabwami Catherine Environmentalist
6. Muliila James Legal Advisor
7. Ntambi Sarah Chairperson
8. Nantumbwe Kevin Vice Chairperson
9. Nampagi Layton Mobilizer

STAFF:
1. Namulondo Sarah Asumini Executive Director
2. Okulu Ayor Co-ordinator
3. Namulwayi Eva Secretary
4. Katongole Christopher Accountant
5. Namutebi Rose Field Officer
6. Musana Eli Programme Co-ordinator

VOLUNTEERS:
1. Kitenda Lunkuse
2. Ntambi Sarah
3. Nakiganda Sarah
4. Nakilijja Deborah
5. Nalongo Margaret
6. Nantumbwe Kevin
7. Nakyejwe Ruth
8. Nampima Betty

RAINWATER HARVESTING FERRO-CEMENT TANK WILL BE CONSTRUCTED CAPACITY 6000 LITERS TO DEMONSTRATE TO PUBLIC HOW INEXPENSIVE IT IS YET DURABLE BUT NOT KNOWN, COULD SUPPORT FAMILIES IN GETTING WATER REDUCING LONGDISTANCE WALK TO FETCH OFTEN POLLUTED WATER FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION AND OTHER USAGE, FIRST PHASES PROVED SUCCESSFUL, PEOPLE WERE EXCITED, YET RESOURCES ARE FEW, MWATF SEEKS ASSISTANCE TO BUILD 400 FERRO-CEMMENT TANKS IN NEXT 3 YEARS IN UGANDAS CENTRAL DISTRICTS OF WAKISO, MUKONO, RAKAI AND KIBOGA, BESIDES UNDERGROUND SAME TANKS, OTHERS WITH SUBMERSIBLE PUMPS DRAWING WATER FROM BOREHOLES, THEN SPRINGWELLS, BESIDES OTHERS, THERE ARE 500 PIT LATRINES CONSTRUCTION NEEDS FOR SCHOOLS, LANDING SITES, TRADING CENTERS, ROADSIDE MARKETS, ORPHARNAGES AND SCHOOLS, AS WELL AS SOLAR WATER PASTEURAZITION AND SOLAR COOKERS PROMOTION, SOLAR LIGHTING FACILITIES AND SOLAR WATER PUMPS FOR RURAL AREAS AND REMOTE INSTITUTIONAL INSTALLATIONS AS HEALTHCENTERS AND SCHOOLS.

MULTI-PHASES.

ALREADY MWATF OPERATE THROUGH LOCALLY FUNCTIONING VILLAGE AND DISTRICT, SUBCOUNTY AND COUNTY GROUPS AS PARTNERS AND LEAD AGENCIES, VILLAGE COUNCILS AND ZONAL AUTHORITIES .

UGANDA GOVERNMENT THROUGH ITS VARIOUS AGENCIES HAVE GIVEN BLESSINGS AND SUPPORT AND THERE ARE GREEN LIGHTS AND PERMISSION TO LIAISE AND HELP THEM DELIVER SERVICE TO POPULATION.

MWATFs PORTFOLIO HAVE SINCE INCLUDED COUNSELLING THE FAMILIES AND INDIVIDUALS INFECTED AND AFFECTED WITH HIV/AIDS, PROVIDING PSYCHO-SOCIAL SUPPORT, MOBILIZING WOMEN AND YOUTH FOR DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS, ADVOCACY AND LOBBY, HANDICRAFTS PRODUCTION, ALL WILL CONTINUE AS PART OF THIS PROJECT, PARTICULARILY TREEPLANTING FOR CONSERVATION AND INCOMES, PART OF MWATFS ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION, ENERGY SAVING STOVE PRODUCTION AND PROMOTION IS PART OF MWATFS OVERALL GOALS NOW WILL BE MORE EXPANDED AND CONSOLIDATED.

SKILLS BUILDING AS VOCATIONAL LIFESKILLS DEVELOPMENT WILL BE CONSOLIDATED, PLUS ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN WATER AND RELATED SERVICES.

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Project Financials

$1,000

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MUKONO WOMEN AIDS TASK FORCE MWATF BUDGET.
Material List for Fero Cement Water Tank (1500 liters Tank)
Description Quantity Unit cost UGX Total
½ “tap, Nipple, T-joint and elbow 1 50,000 50,000
Wire mesh – “8 x 4” 5 18,000 90,000
Chicken mesh ½” 10 metres 3,000 30,000
Bricks – “9 x 6” 100 200 20,000
Cement 6 bags 24,000 144,000
Plaster Sand (fine) 1 mini-load 70,000 70,000
Aggregate Mini-load 70,000 70,000
Binding wire 10kg roll 3,500 35,000
Lime (white cement) 3kgs 18,000 54,000
Gunny bags 6 50,000 300,000
Sisal twins 3 rolls 3,000 9,000
3-6”Nails 1/2kg 1,800 1,800
(material pipe) 3 and ½ ft -
Big basin 1 -
Small basin 1 -
11/2 ft long pvc over flow 1 30,000
Pipe ½ ½ -
Timber poles 3 3,000 9,000
Big eye needles - -
Hoe 2 5,500 11,000
Trowels 3,000
Wheel barrow 1 60,000 60,000
Hammer 1 8,000 8,000
Tape measure 1 4,000 4,000
Plier /cutter 1 3,500 3,500
Plastic polythene sheet 2-10 metres 2,000 20,000
Ladders - - -
Matalic basin - -
Big water container 1 pipper 40,000 40,000
Panga 1 3,500 3,500
Sieve 1 1000 1,000
Wooden float (goodmala) 1 10,000 10,000
Straight edge (nylon string) 1 2,000 2,000
Spade 1 6,500 6,500
Building edge (Bowline) 1 4,000 4,000
Small smooth polythene paper 1 - -
Pair of scissors 1 3,000 3,000
Total for one Tank 1,101,300/=
Sub Total 2 1,101,300 2,202,600/=
Local contribution (MWATF) $200 324,000/=
GRAND TOTAL $1200 2,526,600/=
US 1200
FUNDING GAP (Seed grant) US$ 1,000

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$1,000

Project Sustainability and Impact Assessment

WATER BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

$3,000

Implementer Details (if other than applicant)

Application Summary

Applicant :   MWATF
Status : Approved Accepted
Country : UGANDA

Funding

Amount Funded :   $1,000
Funded By:-
Global Women's Water Initiative : $1,000
Funds Used
: $1,000
Funds Available
: $0

Project Summary of Application

Start Date : 2009-06-08
Completion Date : 2009-06-08
Date of Last Update : 2009-09-07