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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 UGX  and 14,000,000 UGX for one 10,000 liter watertank (depending on the actual exchange rate that equals an amount between  €2500,- and €3500,-). In case of two 10,000 liter tanks the double amount will be needed.
  • We want to provide re-usable sanitary pads to (school going) teenage girls in need of them. For school going girls it is very common to miss several days of school every month due to their menstruation, because their parents cannot afford to buy sanitary pads to buy. For 20,000 UGX (which approximately equals €5,-) we can help one girl.
  • We want to provide basic school materials to primary school children for an amount between 10,000 UGX and 20,000 UGX (which approximately equals €2,50 and €5,-).
  • 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 (which appoximately equals €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 February 2021)