Provision of Water and Basic Health
For most of the sick of Bunnamweri village, the nearest health center is at least four miles away. Without easy means of transport, this center becomes hardly accessible once one falls sick, especially for the young, pregnant women, and the elderly.
However, the most basic health need is for clean and safe water.
"Pennies for a Well" Outreach
The lack of access to clean water affects children and the elderly most profoundly. Imagine a child of ten carrying a twenty-liter container on his or her head for two miles up a hill. Not once, but several times in a single day. This is the daily experience of most of the children of Bunnamweri. Fetching water from so far away makes them late to school even if they wake up hours before their school day begins. This profoundly affects their growth. Children have drowned bending to dip their containers into the water hole.
As for the elderly, words cannot adequately express the pain and stress of fetching water from the end of the valley. This is simply an "oppressive unavoidable experience" since water is indispensable for life, yet it is naturally found so far away.
Support our Dreams:
• SEVEN WELLS. SSFOH hopes to construct clean and safe water wells for every one of the five Small Christian Communities in Bunnamweri Sub-parish (Bunnamweri, Kakoola, Bukaawamala, and Kitavujja) COMPLETED / JULY 2013
• BASIC HEALTHCARE FACILITY. For most of the sick of Bunnamweri, the nearest health center is at least four miles away. Without easy means of transport, this center remains inaccesible for emergencies and even ordinary sickness. Hence, often times the reason for poor health and eventual death is simply lack of access to health services. SSFOH dreams of constructing a basic health care facility next to the church of Bunnamweri Sub-parish. This center will bring health services to within two miles for most people in the sub-parish. A health facility will promote safe pregnancy and motherhood, reduce malaria-related deaths, provide immunization services, and access to basic care for the elderly.
To learn more about the water wells, see our PROJECTS page.
"Lack of access
to clean drinking water
Kills 1.5 million children
8 Wells in Bunnamweri
"Residents of Bunnamweri village in Mpigi district have reason to smile after receiving hope for piped water, thanks to Stepping Stones Foundation of Hope (SSFOH), a charity organization." ... "The new wells will help provide safe drinking water to 30,000 residents.” Including a hospital and a school. Uganda's Leading Daily: New Vision:
Completed in July 2013