Project #232 | Improved Health and Hygiene at Ugandan IDP Settlement
Our Partnership with Drink Local Drink Tap
In Uganda, settlements for internally displaced people (IDPs) are often overcrowded with limited sanitation facilities, enabling diarrheal diseases to spread quickly. Women are especially vulnerable here, as entering the bush to handle their hygiene leaves them at risk of sexual violence and other diseases from open defecation.
One Day’s Wages partnered with Drink Local Drink Tap to bring relief and hope to the people of the Bukompe IDP settlement in Uganda. Two latrine facilities with private bathing areas were constructed, giving safe and accessible facilities for over 2,000 people. With nearby sanitation facilities, women now have more time to focus on income-generating activities or education. Community members were trained to maintain the latrines and will contribute direct costs for annual upkeep.
Our Collective Impact
People Trained in Healthy WASH Practices
Latrines with Private Bathing Areas Built
Hand Washing Stations Built
Meet Jaja Agnes
Jaja Agnes had never used a safe latrine before. Even before opening the project the day this photo was taken, the Drink Local Drink Tap project director Erin, saw her going to the field to relieve herself. She didn’t want to ‘dirty’ the new toilets before they were handed over and opened. She said, “She never imagined that she’d have a toilet nicer than her house”, and that she is honored to be the caretaker of these new buildings.
Thank you for making this possible!
Our movement is grassroots, to us that not only means the work on the ground is led by local leaders with the support of the community, but it also means that we raise the funds for our projects through everyday donors just like you. In addition to all the donors that gave $25, $100, or $250 and the campaigners that ran a race or donated their birthday to raise funds, we also want to thank our generous business, school, and faith sponsors who believed in our work and joined the movement.