25% of people living in Uganda, in East Africa, do not have access to clean water. This results in widespread disease and stress within communities.
“From our experience, we know that local clean water can transform the life of a village particularly for women and children. We are delighted that the UK aid, SCCF programme, specifically designed to support small charities like Teso Development Trust, has awarded us a £50,021 grant to achieve this vital work,” said Dave Watts, Chair of the Trust.
With this SCCF grant, new boreholes and latrines will be installed, and hygiene and sanitation training provided to an estimated 1800 people to support the long term sustainability of the facilities.
Working with a local community group, this particular project’s plan is to build 4 boreholes and 35 latrines in the Kalakai sub-county, starting November 2020.
Sam Emenyu, Programme Officer of the local partner BIDS said: “The communities have worked hard to develop these initiatives and are thrilled to hear of the generosity of the British people to help them. It will make such a difference to us.”
Teso Development Trust has been working in the north-east region for 25 years and it has funded 200 water projects to date in the area, helping over 100,000 people.
“For several years now Chawn Hill Church has been honoured to partner and support the work of TDT, Uganda. It thrills us to think of the difference it’s making in so many thousands of lives, especially the poor and the needy” said Senior Pastor Greg Ellis. “This grant will go a long way to continuing the vital work that TDT does and shows what can be achieved through partnerships with small UK charities and local Ugandan community groups.”
Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Minister Baroness Liz Sugg said:
Midlands charity, Teso Development Trust are a great example of a small charity making a big difference. “Millions of families around the world are locked in to poverty because they lack even basic access to clean water or decent sanitation. With support from UK aid, this project will provide lifechanging access to clean water and hygiene facilities to some of the world’s poorest people, saving lives and helping communities to thrive.”