Clean water! Happy children drawing water from a new well
Water is the source of life. Community development can only be achieved when everyone gain health. Facing Lake Victoria in East Africa lies the Republic of Uganda. Blessed with a warm climate, the conditions are ideal for farming. Although Uganda is a land-locked country, a fishing industry operates around the country’s many lakes. A base for community development is provided by the people with their enthusiasm for education and their genial nature.
In 2001 HFW began working in earnest in Uganda. In 25 villages of five parishes in the Wakiso district, that surrounds the capital Kampala is located, HFW is improving sanitary conditions of the people and has constructed wells and hygienic public toilets. A total of 59,000 people have been given access to clean water, and diseases caused by unsanitary water, like dysentery, have decreased. HFW has also constructed primary schools and improved facilities for children to have better access to education. HFW has also provided agricultural guidance to young people to help them raise their own income. HFW is helping children and young people to acquire knowledge and skills so that local population can improve their own communities.
Local residents gather around the well just constructed
HFW Uganda started its activity in 2001. Currently it works in five parishes, namely Kabubbu, Nakkedde, Kabumba, Tumbaali-Lwemwedde, and Luguzi. These parishes are located in the northern part of Wakiso district around 30 kilometers away from the capital city Kampala ……
Six staff members including younger members work here. The office is also supported by seven registered volunteers.
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Plot 73, Queen's Way, Katwe, H S Kibirige Investments Building