Two new boreholes constructed in Kachung, Dokolo - Uganda

As part of the community development plan, BFC sponsored the construction of two boreholes in two villages; Tetugo, Agwata Sub-County and Agolowelo Village Adok Sub-County. Both villages are located in Dokolo District, Uganda. The boreholes were provided in response to villagers’ request. Following a consultative needs assessment of water stressed communities. Hydrogeological investigations were done at all desired locations in the different villages and all showed medium ground water potential.

The lack of access to clean drinking water and sanitation affects everyone, but women and children generally feel the greatest impact.

“Before the construction of these boreholes community members in the area and their children used to walk long distances to fetch water, mostly sharing the water source with livestock which made the water unclean and unsafe for human consumption thereby making them ill due to water-borne diseases. Now that they have access to these borehole, they are able to drink safe clean water and their health is expected to improve greatly,” says Miriam Oweta, the Community Relations Officer, Kachung - Dokolo. The boreholes will go a long way in solving water shortage during the dry season and provide access to clean water. This will also free some time for community members to engage in other activities that improve their overall well being.

The access to clean water, has significant positive impacts on the heath of local people, as well as other socioeconomic benefits. The community was sensitized on maintenance of the water sources, sanitation and hygiene issues.

Since 2009, BFC has sponsored the rehabilitation of seven (7) water sources and construction of five (5) and four (4) boreholes in the district of Dokolo and Mayuge respectively.

The communities are grateful to Green Resources as they do not have to move long distances anymore in search for clean and safe water and the queues for water are not as long as they used to be. Water is collected with ease.