Construction of Piimoulonyi Shallow Well
When three womens literacy groups were started in a community at Paya Sub-County (near Tororo in Uganda), the community had only one source of water which was a hole dug in the ground. They took us to see how they collect water and the poor quality water taken from this muddy hole. There were no springs or water at ground level.
We were able to send one of our local teams from Busia which is 85km away, who had previously constructed shallow wells. After a reconnaissance and assessment of the area they identified a place to build a shallow well. With funding from Wimslow Wells, the local team was able to construct and a shallow well was completed on 26th January 2020.
The number of beneficiaries is 396 being 321 children and 75 adults.
Here a small boy is pumping the handle to fill a large jerry can.
# Afrinspire has funded and overseen 232 constructions for enhanced water supply in Africa. # An estimated 43,150 people have benefited. # One person has been helped for every £1.50 Afrinspire has spent. # Overall 78% of construction funds have come from Afrinspire and 22% from local people.
Typically a shallow well costs £2,000, a protected spring costs £200 and a water harvesting tank costs between £300 and £1,000 depending on its volume. We have a queue of these installations waiting for funding.