KU Engineers Without Borders: Ugandan Clean Water Source Project
Engineers Without Borders KU strives to provide helpful engineering solutions to improve the quality of life for various groups at the local, national, and international scale. This fundraising opportunity will be used to help fund our international project in Uganda. We are working with the United African Orphans and Widows Foundation (Ugandan NGO) to improve the safety and health of the Bubogo community by providing a clean water source.
Bubogo is a community in Kakombo parish, Nakigo sub-county in the Eastern Uganda district of Iganga. This community is composed of 100 households with an average household size of 8 people. The major sources of water used by the community currently are open sources and unprotected springs with issues including open sources being shared with cattle, poor water quality, long distances to the water sources, and safety issues (kidnapping and rape due to the location of the water sources in sugarcane plantations).
Next semester (Spring 2023), a group of 5 students will be traveling to the Bubogo community on an assessment trip to come up with a viable, clean, and sustainable water source plan. In subsequent years, groups of students will travel to implement the plan that is decided on this year. In the past, donor support from LaunchKU has been used to help cover a portion of travel costs and on-site expenses for the team that travels internationally. With your support, we can work with communities around the globe to ensure accessible means of water collection and storage and increase the quality of health and sanitation through sustainable engineering.
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With a donation of $25, a load of sand and concrete mix for the pump can be purchased