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Current goals:

  • We want to realize  rainwater collection systems at several primary schools in the area; a selection criterion in this, amongst others, will be how many families from the community can, apart from pupils, benefit from the system. In rural Uganda, it is quite common for people who live in the immediate vicinity of a school to make use of its water supply. The actual costs will have to be calculated per situation, yet we estimate them to be somewhere between 10,000,000 and 14,000,000 UGX (depending on the actual exchange rate that equals an amount between  €2500,- and €3500,-).
  • We want to provide re-usable sanitary pads to primary school girls in need of them. It is very common for school going girls to miss several days of school every month due to their menstruation, because their parents cannot afford to buy sanitary pads to buy. For 2021 we want to raise 3,600,000 UGX (depending on the actual exchange rate that equals around €900,-) for this purpose.
  • We want to provide some basic school materials to primary school children. For 2021 want to raise 7,800,000 UGX (depending on the actual exchange rate that equals around €1950,-) for this purpose.
  • In the near future we want to realize and run a community house; more information about this will be shared later this year.
  • Additional goal during the coronacrisis: supporting the poorest around Lake Bunyonyi by providing emergency relief. Increasing poverty and starvation has turned out to be a most urgent problem with the majority of the population that lives around the lake completely depending on tourism, which was the first sector that completely collapsed already in March, when the precaution measures to keep COVID-19 out of the country were announced. From around 1,000,000 UGX (depending on the actual exchange rate that equals around €250,-) we can provide 180-200 people emergency food.

 

Achieved goals:

 

Please visit the section ‘How You Can Help’ on our website to read in what ways you can contribute to achieving our goals. Of course every contribution, no matter how small, will be highly appreciated!

 

HWMCO-Nederland & NiCA Foundation
‘We Fight Poverty by Bringing Development.’

 

(Updated January 2021)