plan 154Household Rainwater Harvesting Pilot in Mityana

Summary

Install rainwater harvesting systems at 10 rural households

Background

UCOBAC with other development partners have been working with organised communities of the rural areas in Mityana district, Uganda since 1994. The proposed intervention is just a continuation of UCOBAC work and utilises the experience gained from past work. In all UCOBAC interventions in communities, water issues stand out. Communities always cry out on water issues since "Water IS Life" to everybody!

The basic problem in most rural areas in Uganda can be long distances travelled by women and children to access water and also the poor distribution of the wells and springs withing villages. Many homes are very far from these water sources making especially the elderly members of communities totally unable to access water1 Provision of training and financial assistance to women-led households has proven to be a viable way to contribute to improved welfare of families in the Ugandan context.

In 1994, UCOBAC implemented a water project in Kumi District in Eastern Uganda by protecting fourteen (14) shallow wells and springs for rural communities that were faced with serous water shortages. The local communities fully participated in the implementation of this project by providing local materials like stones, sand, poles etc and also provided labour by them taking part in the manual work involved. Local leaders supported by project and thus even to-day those wells still stand out. They are well maintained and protected by the local leadership.

Location

Uganda, East Africa, Uganda

Focus

Primary Focus: Drinking Water - Community
Secondary Focus: Drinking Water - Households

People Getting Safe Drinking Water: 100

Ten households of ten people each, one man,one woman, two youth and six children.

School Children Getting Water:

People Getting Sanitation: 100

Six children per household, two youth and one woman and one man per household - 100

People Getting Other Benefits: 20

Application Type: Project Funding

Start Date: 2009-01-10

Completion Date: 2009-06-30

Technology Used:

UCOBAC, with this past experience, will do the same to the people of Mityana by sensitising them on the importance and the need of rain water harvesting. Many members of our communities are seen trecking long distances looking for water soon after it has just rained! This will have to stop. UCOBAC intends to create awareness and make sure each of the households trains and adapts one of the technologies on rain water harvesting. Communities need just a little push by providing skills and a small start up capital and they can do wonders. UCOBAC chose the rainwater catchment using polythene sheets on grass roofed houses, erecting an iron sheet on four poles in a slanting position, or harvesting water using plastic water tanks placed under the roofs that have ridges directing water into the tanks. These tanks are different sizes so you can buy the size equivalent to ones funds available. Unfortunately, all these technologies require good sums of money because building materials have become expensive. Anyhow, we shall do what we can with the little that is available!

Project Co-ordinators:
The Project Co-ordinator will be Ms Matilda Nabukone. she is a long serving staff at UCOBAC who has a Diplomma in Social Development and Community work. She has worked for communities since 1999 when she worked with Forum for Women in Democracy (FOWODE) and later in 2002 joined UCOBAC to head the Capacity Building Programme. She participated in UCOBAC water protection project which protected fourteen (14) spring nd shallow wells in Kumi district, in eastern Uganda.

It is UCOBAC policy that beneficiaries for any project are taken through intensive training on health issues where water and sanitation falls. Matilda has participated in many of such trainings and will therefore manage to run the project effectively.

UCOBAC intends to pilot the rain water harvesting project in Mityana district where Matilda is also implementing a Grandmothers' Empowerment project. We have already decided that the first beneficiariesof the rain water catchment technologieswill be the grandmothers since they are the most vulnerable to long distance walking in search for safe drinking water.

The Focal Point Person wll be UCOBAC staff already working with the communities in Mityana district. He is bornfrom Mityana and therefore understands his communities very well. He has shown interest byt he successes he has registered with the micro-finance project he is implementing.

The Community's Own Resource Persons (CORPs), some of whom have already participated in past UCOBAC activities are a committed team.

Phases:

No. UCOBAC normally phrases into the following phases:

1. Project design - Planning Phase
2. Implementation phase - Activities
3. Monitoring and Evaluation

Community Organization:

UCOBAC already has organised groups of households who are participating in other UCOBAC projects. Four homes make a Solidarity Group (SG). Through these Solidarity Groups which are headed by a Community"s own Resource Person called CORP, UCOBAC provides, awareness creation, trainings to the beneficiaries. The local leaders of the communities are very much involved in the project right from the start which makes them own the project for sustainable purposes. UCOBAC will involve local leaders and opinion leaders in day to day monitoring of the project to make them own the project.

Government Interaction:

Ancillary activities:

UCOBAC will have employ the services of either skilled or unskilled people to assist the beneficiaries in construction of the technologies. We shall require maintenance training or those monitoring and the target group.

Other Issues:

The issue of clean and safe water provision to the communities should be emphasised in all development programmes be by Government or civil society organisations. You cannot have a healthy person, family, community or nation without making sure they are free the rampant water-borne diseases and cutting down on time wasted by more than half the population trecking long diseases in search for water.

Maintenance Revenue:

UCOBAC will improve on this proposal by making it more elaborate and holistic by taking in more households in order to fundraise and implement a project that will really show impact. We do believe that "small is beautiful" so we intend to use this project as a model for a larger programme on water and sanitation. Ownership is never a problem with UCOBAC projects because communities together with their local leaders are always involved right from the design of the project. This makes the communities own the project. In this case each household will be expected to maintain their own structures to make sure they continue to serve them well.

Maintenance Cost: $500

Metrics:

Prior art before metrics

Cost: $35,000

Project design - 5000
Sensitisation workshops 3000
Trainings - 8000
Advocacy - 5000
Grants - 5000
Monitoring and Evaluation - 3000
Administrative costs - 6000

Co Funding Amount: $250

Community Contribution Amount: $100

Labour, Land, Staff time,

Fund Requested: $1,000

Implementing Organization:

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    Project managers

    Melinda Kramer of Women's Earth Alliance

    Please be specific describing the specific project coordinators and their background/ability to carry out the project.

    Please be specific describing the specific project coordinators and their background/ability to carry out the project.

    • Mukisa Solome of UCOBAC

      Hi, Melinda Kramer, The Project coordinator will be Ms Matilda Nabukonde. She is a long service staff of UCOBAC who has a Diplomma in Social Development and Community Work. She has worked for communities since 1999 when she worked with Forum for Women in Democracy (FOWODE) and later in 2002 joined UCOBAC to head the capacity Building P...

      Hi, Melinda Kramer,

      The Project coordinator will be Ms Matilda Nabukonde. She is a long service staff of UCOBAC who has a Diplomma in Social Development and Community Work. She has worked for communities since 1999 when she worked with Forum for Women in Democracy (FOWODE) and later in 2002 joined UCOBAC to head the capacity Building Programme. She participated in UCOBAC water protection project which protected fourteen (14) spring and shallow wells in Kumi district.

      It is UCOBAC policy that beneficiaries for any project are taken through intensive training on health issues where water and sanitation falls. Matilda has participated in many of such trainings and will therefore manage to run the project effectively.

      UCOBAC intends to pilot the rain water harvesting project in Mityana district where Matilda is also implementing a Grandmothers' Empowerment project. We have already decided that the first beneficiaries of the rain water catchment technologies will be the grandmothers since they are the most vulnerable to long distance walking in search for safe drinking water.

      The Focal Point Person, will be UCOBAC staff already working with the communities in Mityana district. He is born in Mityana and therefore knows his communities very well. He has shown this by the success we have had with the project they are implementing at the moment called "Strengthening Community Based Resource Mobilisation to enable women and their children improve their livelihoods."

      The CORPs, some of whom have already participated in other UCOBAC activities are a committed team who always work with the spirit of volunteerism and commitment

      By Solome and Matilda of UCOBAC.

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    Sustainability Plan

    Melinda Kramer of Women's Earth Alliance

    Will UCOBAC train other women to build rainwater harvesting systems? In the future, will UCOBAC create an income-generating business where they charge a fee to install these systems or will it be a free service?

    Will UCOBAC train other women to build rainwater harvesting systems? In the future, will UCOBAC create an income-generating business where they charge a fee to install these systems or will it be a free service?

    • Mukisa Solome of UCOBAC

      Dear Melinda, You are right. UCOBAC plans to train about thirty (30) women (TOTs) to build rain water harvesting systems so that they can train others in communities. UCOBAC will also charge a few agreeable by both parties to install the systems. By Solome and Matilda of UCOBAC

      Dear Melinda,

      You are right. UCOBAC plans to train about thirty (30) women (TOTs) to build rain water harvesting systems so that they can train others in communities. UCOBAC will also charge a few agreeable by both parties to install the systems.

      By Solome and Matilda of UCOBAC

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    Budget

    Beatrice Wamuhu of Boda Boda Initiatives

    Your budget of $35,000 seems exaggerated because it gives an average of $3,500 per person. I do not see the difference between sensitization workshops, trainings, and advocacy. Please explain the difference. What is the grant of $5000? Where is it coming from? Your contribution of $75 is very low. You need to calculate the opportunity cos...

    Your budget of $35,000 seems exaggerated because it gives an average of $3,500 per person. I do not see the difference between sensitization workshops, trainings, and advocacy. Please explain the difference. What is the grant of $5000? Where is it coming from?
    Your contribution of $75 is very low. You need to calculate the opportunity cost of the community members who will forsake their daily chores to attend your trainings and factor it in.

    • Mukisa Solome of UCOBAC

      Dear Beatrice, UCOBAC budget of USD 35,000= is not exaggerated at all. The 100 beneficiaries given in the proposal are the direct beneficiaries. The family comprises of about seven to ten people so the number is roughly 1,000 people. Sensitisation workshops are intended to inform district officials, local leaders and community member...

      Dear Beatrice,

      UCOBAC budget of USD 35,000= is not exaggerated at all. The 100 beneficiaries given in the proposal are the direct beneficiaries. The family comprises of about seven to ten people so the number is roughly 1,000 people.

      Sensitisation workshops are intended to inform district officials, local leaders and community members of the objectives of the project so that they can be part of the project right from the start for sustainable purposes.

      Trainings, however, are intended to give information to strictly the selected beneficiaries and their CORPs in connection with general health issues, water and sanitation and prevention and management of water-borne diseases for example.

      Advocacy is informing the general public on the importance of the issue at hand - rain water harvesting for this matter. You may use different means of passing on this information e.g. bye designing, producing of educational materials with illustrative messages like Posters, T-shirts, badges, stickers or even use of media by radio slots, radio talk shows.

      Thanks Beatrice, we shall improve on the contribution of $ 75.

      By Solome and Matilda of UCOBAC

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    Editing proposals

    Mukisa Solome of UCOBAC

    Dear Jan, I thought as we reply to te questions asked of us, the answers go to the proposals. When you ask me to go to UCOBACproposal and fill in more information about the Project Cordinators and yet we answered that question some time back, I just do not undestand! Please come clear again. By Matilda of UCOBAC

    Dear Jan,

    I thought as we reply to te questions asked of us, the answers go to the proposals. When you ask me to go to UCOBACproposal and fill in more information about the Project Cordinators and yet we answered that question some time back, I just do not undestand! Please come clear again.

    By Matilda of UCOBAC

    • Rajesh Shah of Peer Water Exchange

      Dear Matilda, The Q&A is different from the application! Making changes to the application is easy: when you are logged in and you view your own application "Application Detail" tab on this very screen, you can click the "Edit" buttons and make any changes you want. Rajesh

      Dear Matilda,

      The Q&A is different from the application!

      Making changes to the application is easy: when you are logged in and you view your own application "Application Detail" tab on this very screen, you can click the "Edit" buttons and make any changes you want.

      Rajesh

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    Editing the proposal by tomorrow

    Jan Hartsough of Crabgrass

    Greetings from San Francisco and Happy New Year!! I'm also new to this PWX process, but I think the hope is that you would incorporate the answers to questions above into the actual proposal - such as the information about Matilde as implementer/coordinator - to strengthen it with more detail. Also the budget information could be more sp...

    Greetings from San Francisco and Happy New Year!!

    I'm also new to this PWX process, but I think the hope is that you would incorporate the answers to questions above into the actual proposal - such as the information about Matilde as implementer/coordinator - to strengthen it with more detail. Also the budget information could be more specific: Does the category "Administrative Costs" cover the training part of the proposal? What would that consist of? The budget should include more than just materials for rainwater harvesting. It's important to put CORPS time as "in kind" contribution to the project, for instance. I think your proposal is very strong, since you are building on your experience in Kumi where you successfully involved the local community in water projects. Good luck! Jan

    • Mukisa Solome of UCOBAC

      Dear Jan Hartsough, Greetings from UCOBAC, Uganda and Happy New Year!! Thanks for your advice and I am replying as below: The Project Co-ordinator will be Ms Matilda Nabukone. she is a long serving staff at UCOBAC who has a Diplomma in Social Development and Community work. She has worked for communities since 1999 when she wo...

      Dear Jan Hartsough,

      Greetings from UCOBAC, Uganda and Happy New Year!!

      Thanks for your advice and I am replying as below:

      The Project Co-ordinator will be Ms Matilda Nabukone. she is a long serving staff at UCOBAC who has a Diplomma in Social Development and Community work. She has worked for communities since 1999 when she worked with Forum for Women in Democracy (FOWODE) and later in 2002 joined UCOBAC to head the Capacity Building Programme. She participated in UCOBAC water protection project which protected fourteen (14) spring nd shallow wells in Kumi district, in eastern Uganda.

      It is UCOBAC policy that beneficiaries for any project are taken through intensive training on health issues where water and sanitation falls. Matilda has participated in many of such trainings and will therefore manage to run the project effectively.

      UCOBAC intends to pilot the rain water harvesting project in Mityana district where Matilda is also implementing a Grandmothers' Empowerment project. We have already decided that the first beneficiariesof the rain water catchment technologieswill be the grandmothers since they are the most vulnerable to long distance walking in search for safe drinking water.

      The Focal Point Person wll be UCOBAC staff already working with the communities in Mityana district. He is bornfrom Mityana and therefore understands his communities very well. He has shown interest byt he successes he has registered with the micro-finance project he is implementing.

      The Community's Own Resource Persons (CORPs), some of whom have already participated in past UCOBAC activities are a committed team.

      UCOBAC Budget:

      Administrative costs cover only utilities like, water, electricity, stationery, fax etc NOT training.

      UCOBAC put USD 35,000= as the annual budget for the new rain water harvesting proposed project assuming that when AWWC gives us the USD 1,000, we shall sample 10 homes while waiting for more funding.

      Reply by Solome

    • Mukisa Solome of UCOBAC

      Dear Jan Hartsough, Greetings from UCOBAC, Uganda and Happy New Year!! Thanks for your advice and I am replying as below: The Project Co-ordinator will be Ms Matilda Nabukone. she is a long serving staff at UCOBAC who has a Diplomma in Social Development and Community work. She has worked for communities since 1999 when she wo...

      Dear Jan Hartsough,

      Greetings from UCOBAC, Uganda and Happy New Year!!

      Thanks for your advice and I am replying as below:

      The Project Co-ordinator will be Ms Matilda Nabukone. she is a long serving staff at UCOBAC who has a Diplomma in Social Development and Community work. She has worked for communities since 1999 when she worked with Forum for Women in Democracy (FOWODE) and later in 2002 joined UCOBAC to head the Capacity Building Programme. She participated in UCOBAC water protection project which protected fourteen (14) spring nd shallow wells in Kumi district, in eastern Uganda.

      It is UCOBAC policy that beneficiaries for any project are taken through intensive training on health issues where water and sanitation falls. Matilda has participated in many of such trainings and will therefore manage to run the project effectively.

      UCOBAC intends to pilot the rain water harvesting project in Mityana district where Matilda is also implementing a Grandmothers' Empowerment project. We have already decided that the first beneficiariesof the rain water catchment technologieswill be the grandmothers since they are the most vulnerable to long distance walking in search for safe drinking water.

      The Focal Point Person wll be UCOBAC staff already working with the communities in Mityana district. He is bornfrom Mityana and therefore understands his communities very well. He has shown interest byt he successes he has registered with the micro-finance project he is implementing.

      The Community's Own Resource Persons (CORPs), some of whom have already participated in past UCOBAC activities are a committed team.

      UCOBAC Budget:

      Administrative costs cover only utilities like, water, electricity, stationery, fax etc NOT training.

      UCOBAC put USD 35,000= as the annual budget for the new rain water harvesting proposed project assuming that when AWWC gives us the USD 1,000, we shall sample 10 homes while waiting for more funding.

      Reply by Solome

    • Mukisa Solome of UCOBAC

      Dear Jan Hartsough, Greetings from UCOBAC, Uganda and Happy New Year!! Thanks for your advice and I am replying as below: The Project Co-ordinator will be Ms Matilda Nabukone. she is a long serving staff at UCOBAC who has a Diplomma in Social Development and Community work. She has worked for communities since 1999 when she wo...

      Dear Jan Hartsough,

      Greetings from UCOBAC, Uganda and Happy New Year!!

      Thanks for your advice and I am replying as below:

      The Project Co-ordinator will be Ms Matilda Nabukone. she is a long serving staff at UCOBAC who has a Diplomma in Social Development and Community work. She has worked for communities since 1999 when she worked with Forum for Women in Democracy (FOWODE) and later in 2002 joined UCOBAC to head the Capacity Building Programme. She participated in UCOBAC water protection project which protected fourteen (14) spring nd shallow wells in Kumi district, in eastern Uganda.

      It is UCOBAC policy that beneficiaries for any project are taken through intensive training on health issues where water and sanitation falls. Matilda has participated in many of such trainings and will therefore manage to run the project effectively.

      UCOBAC intends to pilot the rain water harvesting project in Mityana district where Matilda is also implementing a Grandmothers' Empowerment project. We have already decided that the first beneficiariesof the rain water catchment technologieswill be the grandmothers since they are the most vulnerable to long distance walking in search for safe drinking water.

      The Focal Point Person wll be UCOBAC staff already working with the communities in Mityana district. He is bornfrom Mityana and therefore understands his communities very well. He has shown interest byt he successes he has registered with the micro-finance project he is implementing.

      The Community's Own Resource Persons (CORPs), some of whom have already participated in past UCOBAC activities are a committed team.

      UCOBAC Budget:

      Administrative costs cover only utilities like, water, electricity, stationery, fax etc NOT training.

      UCOBAC put USD 35,000= as the annual budget for the new rain water harvesting proposed project assuming that when AWWC gives us the USD 1,000, we shall sample 10 homes while waiting for more funding.

      Reply by Solome

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    Household Rainwater Harvesting Pilot in Mityana

    Jan Hartsough of Crabgrass

    Dear Matilde and Solome, I've been assigned to advise you during this review process, so let me know if you have questions. I hope you make time soon to respond to the earlier questions asked by Melinda and Beatrice, as well as mine below. Have you looked into the actual costs for the rainwater catchment ideas you want to introduce?...

    Dear Matilde and Solome,

    I've been assigned to advise you during this review process, so let me know if you have questions. I hope you make time soon to respond to the earlier questions asked by Melinda and Beatrice, as well as mine below.

    Have you looked into the actual costs for the rainwater catchment ideas you want to introduce? It would be good to have more detail about costs in your budget. How do you intend to finance the total sum of $35,000 that you list as the project cost? Would you be able to introduce these RWH ideas if you only get the AWWC grant of $1000?

    I like very much that you already have the Solidarity Groups structure in place, and the CORP representatives. Would they be the ones attending the training, and then take back the ideas to their communities?

    All the best to you, Jan Hartsough for Crabgrass and AWWC

    • Okullu Ayor of MWATF

      Hello, UCOBAC I have noted some useful innovation in Rain Water Harvesting, relating to Rain Water Catchment Techniques which work well in Village Settings, what about those that are in Trading Centers, or Urban settlements? Overall, I think it a good idea if we realize the objectives of the said projects upon funding. Okullu-Ay...

      Hello, UCOBAC

      I have noted some useful innovation in Rain Water Harvesting, relating to Rain Water Catchment Techniques which work well in Village Settings, what about those that are in Trading Centers, or Urban settlements?

      Overall, I think it a good idea if we realize the objectives of the said projects upon funding.

      Okullu-Ayor
      MWATF.

    • Okullu Ayor of MWATF

      Hello, UCOBAC I have noted some useful innovation in Rain Water Harvesting, relating to Rain Water Catchment Techniques which work well in Village Settings, what about those that are in Trading Centers, or Urban settlements? Overall, I think it a good idea if we realize the objectives of the said projects upon funding. Okullu-Ay...

      Hello, UCOBAC

      I have noted some useful innovation in Rain Water Harvesting, relating to Rain Water Catchment Techniques which work well in Village Settings, what about those that are in Trading Centers, or Urban settlements?

      Overall, I think it a good idea if we realize the objectives of the said projects upon funding.

      Okullu-Ayor
      MWATF.

      • Mukisa Solome of UCOBAC

        Hi Ms Okullu of MWATF. Thanks for your question. Indeed we do plan to spread UCOBAC rain water catchment techniques into trading centres, towns, schools when we write a more elaborate project proposal next year. At the moment, we still wish to start with village settings where the problem is mainly felt especially by the elderly w...

        Hi Ms Okullu of MWATF.

        Thanks for your question. Indeed we do plan to spread UCOBAC rain water catchment techniques into trading centres, towns, schools when we write a more elaborate project proposal next year. At the moment, we still wish to start with village settings where the problem is mainly felt especially by the elderly women and men.

        UCOBAC proposal was quite humble considering that funds are not yet available . We do however to spread out to a bigger community to serve a bigger number of people in future.

        By Matilda Nabukonde of UCOBAC

      • Mukisa Solome of UCOBAC

        Hi Ms Okullu of MWATF. Thanks for your question. Indeed we do plan to spread UCOBAC rain water catchment techniques into trading centres, towns, schools when we write a more elaborate project proposal next year. At the moment, we still wish to start with village settings where the problem is mainly felt especially by the elderly w...

        Hi Ms Okullu of MWATF.

        Thanks for your question. Indeed we do plan to spread UCOBAC rain water catchment techniques into trading centres, towns, schools when we write a more elaborate project proposal next year. At the moment, we still wish to start with village settings where the problem is mainly felt especially by the elderly women and men.

        UCOBAC proposal was quite humble considering that funds are not yet available . We do however to spread out to a bigger community to serve a bigger number of people in future.

        By Matilda Nabukonde of UCOBAC

      • Mukisa Solome of UCOBAC

    • Mukisa Solome of UCOBAC

      Hi Ms Okullu of MWATF. Thanks for your question. Indeed we do plan to spread UCOBAC rain water catchment techniques into trading centres, towns, schools when we write a more elaborate project proposal next year. At the moment, we still wish to start with village settings where the problem is mainly felt especially by the elderly w...

      Hi Ms Okullu of MWATF.

      Thanks for your question. Indeed we do plan to spread UCOBAC rain water catchment techniques into trading centres, towns, schools when we write a more elaborate project proposal next year. At the moment, we still wish to start with village settings where the problem is mainly felt especially by the elderly women and men.

      UCOBAC proposal was quite humble considering that funds are not yet available . We do however to spread out to a bigger community to serve a bigger number of people in future.

      By Matilda Nabukonde of UCOBAC

    • Mukisa Solome of UCOBAC

      Hi Ms Okullu of MWATF. Thanks for your question. Indeed we do plan to spread UCOBAC rain water catchment techniques into trading centres, towns, schools when we write a more elaborate project proposal next year. At the moment, we still wish to start with village settings where the problem is mainly felt especially by the elderly w...

      Hi Ms Okullu of MWATF.

      Thanks for your question. Indeed we do plan to spread UCOBAC rain water catchment techniques into trading centres, towns, schools when we write a more elaborate project proposal next year. At the moment, we still wish to start with village settings where the problem is mainly felt especially by the elderly women and men.

      UCOBAC proposal was quite humble considering that funds are not yet available . We do however to spread out to a bigger community to serve a bigger number of people in future.

      By Matilda Nabukonde of UCOBAC

    • Mukisa Solome of UCOBAC

    • Mukisa Solome of UCOBAC

      Dear Jan, We really do apologise for taking long to respond to Melinda's, Beatrice's and your questions. This has been due to the fact that Solome Mukisa travelled to China and on her return, she travelled to South Africa. I, have been up-country where internet services are not available. I only got a call from office alerting me of...

      Dear Jan,

      We really do apologise for taking long to respond to Melinda's, Beatrice's and your questions. This has been due to the fact that Solome Mukisa travelled to China and on her return, she travelled to South Africa. I, have been up-country where internet services are not available. I only got a call from office alerting me of these e-mails so I rushed to respond. Unfortunately we had a black out and so I failed to beat the deadline of responding to your questions. We pray you take in our late responses and we promise to do better in future!!

      As for the budget of USD 35,000= we intend to introduce the ferro tank technology to schools in Mityana district and instal the ferro tanks in schools, trading centres and Mityana town.

      After finalising the proposal review, we intend to send out the proposal to other development partners who work in the area of water and sanitation. Otherwise, at the moment we do have anybody in particular to fund the project. We had hoped that Peer Water Exchange could connect us to some funders.

      When we receive the USD 1,000 from AWWC we shall sensitise and train CORPs on rain water catchment technologies who will, in turn, take the ideas to their communities.

      By Matilda and Solome of UCOBAC

    • Mukisa Solome of UCOBAC

  • Rating: 7

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    This is an interesting program and I like the groups that you have chosen to be the beneficiaries. This is a good use of the $1000 seed grant.

  • Rating: 5

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    While the proposal is talking about plans to Install rainwater harvesting systems at 10 rural households the actual budget shows no such activities.It is more tuned towards capacity building.
    It is our view that actual installation should preferably take about 60% of the funds while capacity building and administration costs to take the balance.
    The instructions on the budget writing was that we should provide itemised budet items instead of a general figure.
    The proposal shows signs of improvement particularly since you are answering the questions more clearly.

  • Rating: 7

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    We have noted an innovative low-cost approach in their Mityana Water proposal worthy of a comment: we are reminded of the several Rural settings MWATF visited and works through-Rain Water Harvest Technologies using whatever means available-where we saw, there are Not single Iron Sheets to collect Rain Water, the poor use BANANAS STEM BARKS, JACKFRUIT TREES, THE MANGO TREES, ets, when UCOBAC innovates with Iron Sheet which can be bought by at least every homestead, we think this is a good approach and should be encouraged and emulated elsewhere. Thus, we see this is a good proposal.

    Further, in villages as Mityana and parts of Uganda, elderly people face water problems, thus they would be pleased learning these methods, plus those People Living With HIV/AIDS who are weak. COMMENT: What more requirements would make this Proposal Lack Funding? MWATF.

  • Rating: 9

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    I really like your CORP model, and then the Soliday Group so that people feel they have the support of others. This is what we tried to do by inviting teams to come to the conference and support each other in putting together a project. I also like the way it starts small, and builds strength as it goes. Best of luck, UCOBAC!

Name Status Completion Date Amount Assigned
Household Rainwater Harvesting Pilot in Mityana Complete - Partial Success Jun 2009 $1,000