Improved health for slum communities in Kampala (2014- 2017)
A Rocha Uganda sensitizes and trains people living in slum communities, especially in Kampala. The programmes are about making improved provision for clean water and sanitation for the community, whilst the training of individuals in better personal hygiene practices, skills for urban gardening and rubbish clean-up and recycling all work together to deliver a healthier community.
During 2014 in selected slum communities in Kampala A Rocha Uganda:
- Constructed two spring wells (Promises Made Good)
- Installed 165 bio-sand water filters in communities
- Trained more than one hundred families in solid waste management and proper sanitation and hygiene
- Trained a number of families in charcoal briquette making and the use of fireless cookers for 46 families – resulting in reduced expenditure on charcoal for cooking in addition to the environmental saving
This training promotes the sorting of household waste and, in particular, the recycling of plastics. The latter can result in both additional income and job creation.
PLEASE HELP! Through ‘Gifts With a Difference’ at shop.arocha.org you could give the gift of clean water through a bio-sand water filter training course for one entrepreneur or you could train ten people to make briquettes or provide a family with a fireless cooker: all these gifts reduce fuel use, save trees and save money for cash-poor families.
Farming God’s Way
Since 2012 A Rocha Uganda has trained over 319 farmers in Farming God’s Way, resulting in both increased yields for the farmer and eco-friendly farming methods which use the recycled waste product from the community. This is a ‘win, win’ programme with the following results:
- Increased crop yield for the farmer, which also gives
- Better food security
- Opportunity for cash profit
- Recycling of waste products which also gives
- Natural fertilizer for the fields
- Cash saving – no need to purchase fertilizer
- Cleaner environment, reduction of rubbish