Rainwater Collection Systems funded by donors wishing to develop an individual connection to rural communities in the East African nation of Uganda.
- Each 2,500 gallon rainwater collection tank provides a stable source of drinking water for about 400 people.
- A project can be installed in about 30 days from the point of complete funding
- The total budget for each tank is $3,500 for a system lifespan of ~30 years.
The Ugandan Water Project is a non-profit humanitarian organization
that works with sponsors in the US to provide safe accessible drinking water
and other catalyst resources to communities in Uganda.
Our goal is to implement relational solutions that help Ugandans
pull themselves out of poverty in a sustainable way
so they can live the lives they were created for.
The Ugandan Water Project believes that it is in the context of genuine relationships that life-change happens. With that in mind, personal connection is the currency of all we do. Sponsors of our Rainwater Collection Systems are connected to the names and faces of those they are helping in specific Ugandan villages. We work hand in hand with local leaders in Uganda and our most of our efforts are implemented by the people who have the largest interest in seeing change happen.
Poverty floats on dirty water, and 50% of the world’s infectious diseases are waterborne. Clean drinking water is a catalyst for health and change – read about the water process on our ‘tanks’ page to see how we capture this abundant natural resource.
Take a look at our ‘tank ticker’ in the upper right column to see the number of tanks we have currently funded and installed in Uganda. Do the multiplication yourself, each tank:
- serves ~400 individuals
- saves ~2 man hours per individual per day
- prevents infectious disease
Repetition is key, because saving a child from getting sick, doesn’t just prevent death – the water ripples repeat through the whole strained social system. Follow the drop of a child getting sick from drinking polluted water; first they miss a day of school, second a parent must take them to a clinic, third they must pay for the medication to achieve wellness. Simply preventing, keeps the child in school, and also frees the child from making the trips to the water hole each day because we place the tanks at schools most commonly.