Rushere, Uganda

Water programme in Rushere, Uganda

Faith Aguha, a Ugandan lady living in the UK, wanted to transform the lives of her community back home. This project was the first stage of a much larger vision that she has for her village of Katete, Uganda.

A large excavated water storage reservoir was built, with a small entry settlement pond. A gravel-filled chamber and pipe connects the storage well with a hand-pump for the community to use, and a cattle trough for their animals, as most of the local community are cattle farmers.

CED defined, designed, advised and oversaw the project, engaging a contractor to build the tank. North Ankole Diocese provided health and hygiene training. The community all got involved in planting a living hedge (oryenje) to protect the tank and establishing a water user community.

Who benefitted from the scheme?

The water and education brought benefits to over 1,000 residents of Katete, near Rushere, Kiruhura District, Uganda.

Who did CED partner with?

  • Faith in Action Community Development
  • Church of Uganda, North Ankole Diocese

What did it cost and who paid for it?

The project cost £41,500, which was financed by CED along with Faith in Action Community Development, Holy Trinity Church Claygate and Wilmslow Wells for Africa.