In northern Uganda the refugee village Bweyale has formed along the Bobi Masindi Road. Approximately 100,000 people from different countries and cultures live there. Many of them have fled Southern Sudan.
The association Life for all e.V. has been active on the ground since 2008, even bought land in 2011 and then built several schools. In this way, 120 children receive valuable and important education for the future.
But there is a problem in the village: there is not enough clean drinking water available.
In total, there are three different water sources in the village. There is a water hole which is very dirty and is used for washing the laundry as well as for cleaning motorcycles. It cannot be used as drinking water.
Another source of water are three hand dug wells. The wells are not very deep, but provide water almost all year round. However, the water quality is very poor. Several people have already suffered from typhoid fever after consuming this water.
And then there is a local water pipe with classic tap water. However, the pressure is so weak that the water rarely arrives on site. It is also too expensive for most people.
We want to remedy the acute shortage of drinking water. For this, we collect donations. In the first phase of the project, we provide 4 AQQA-cubes (4 x 985 Euro) and ten AQQA-bags (46 Euro each) for the schools of Bweyale. The aim is to create a solution as quickly as possible. Typhoid fever can be fatal and has already cost the lives of several children. So we must not lose any time.
The filter product AQQA-cube can be used for twelve months. During this time, it filters at least 400 litres of water during a operation time of 8 hours per day. In addition, we provide the children’s village with ten AQQA-bags.
One AQQA-bag can be used for about six months and saves about 720 PET bottles based on its filter performance. We distribute the AQQA-baga on site free of charge and pay out a small bonus if returned to us after six months. We also gather feedback information about the use of the bag. That way, we prevent unrecycled plastic waste and receive valuable feedback for the further development of our products.
If the first project phase is successful and the diseases in the children’s village are reduced, we will try to find a long-term filter solution on site.
For this, we need to raise approximately
4 x 985,00 € = 3940,00 € for the AQQA-cubes
10 x 46,00 € = 460,00 € for the AQQA-bags
1 x 660,00 € = 660,00 € transport costs
= 5060,00 € for clean drinking water for 700 people.