Support safe, clean water projects in Uganda
This project is supported by the Rotary Foundation and sponsored by the Rotary Club of Rocky Mount,Virginia, District 7570. The project manager is Walter Hughes who has been responsible for bring clean water to approximately 300,000 people in Ghana and South Sudan. Support this new project Walter is working on.
"My Dear Rotarians and Friends,
We'd appreciate it if you can help us finish raising money for the Sam Owori Memorial Clean Water Project in Uganda. We need to raise about $40-$50,000 more to reach the goal of $167,780.
Rotary Foundation Global Grant 18-66760 provides communities with clean water and improves sanitation and health by providing 10 new boreholes for community health facilities, 10 rainwater harvesting tanks, and 10 school sanitation facilities. The Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WaSH) skills needed such as hand washing and hygiene training will support Maternal and Newborn Children at the health facilities. A needs assessment was done in 2017. Affected communities indicated that a lack of clean water and access to basic sanitation is their main problem. The funding goal is $167,780."
here's a link to a Rotary International Video about the water projects
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Without wells women and girls can spend all day gathering water from unsafe pools and streams
Contributing Rotarians can receive Paul Harris credit by entering their Member number in the checkout process. You can find your member number on the ROTARIAN mailing label, on the Rotary International website or ask your Foundation chair or club secretary
This campaign funds water projects in Uganda. Global Grant request set forth below is one of a series of Global Grants being managed by Walter Hughes of Rocky Mount Rotary Club-He has already brought water to 300,000 people in northern Ghana. Walter has been organizing these projects for over ten years. He says
"There's three precious moments in providing clean water. First, the people cheer the day that the drill rig hits water. Second, the second precious moment occurs when the kids hear and see the water flow up the pipe for the first time. The families know that they'll have water to drink. Third, the third precious moment happens over time when the children are laughing, playing and going to school instead of being sick of water borne diseases. Thanks for helping to give the gift of clean water."
Please note that Walter Hughes and District 7570 are continually seeking Foundation Global Grants and responding to short term high priority projects. Funds may be left over from use in a particular project , Those funds may be applied to enlarge a project or to fill a related project need without additional requests.