We partner with global organisations who provide us with the necessary funds to be able to transform our communities in different parts of Uganda. Our partners continue to support us because of our seen ability to transform households and communities around Uganda but most importantly, because of the transparency in terms of accountability in how we dispense the resources given to us.
About Africa Water Solutions
Africa Water Solutions (AWS) is a not for profit organisation registered to mitigate Water, Sanitation and Hygiene challenges in Uganda with her primary focus being children. The organization purposes to empower beneficiaries with improved access to safe Water, Sanitation and Hygiene using Community Centered Design Approaches.
Where We Work
AWS’s geographical scope includes; Namayingo, Tororo, Kumi and Soroti districts in Eastern Uganda, Luwero and Buikwe districts in Central Uganda, Kabale, Rukiga and Kanungu districts in South-Western Uganda, as well as Pakwach, Zombo, Nebbi and Arua districts in the W.Nile region.
Busia District borders Tororo District to the north, Busia County, Kenya to the east, Tanzania to the south, Namayingo District to the south-west, and Bugiri District to the west.
Rubanda District is a district in the Western Region of Uganda. The largest town in the district, Rubanda, serves as the main administrative and commercial center in the district. Rubanda District is bordered by Kabale District to the east and north, Kanungu District to the north-west, Kisoro District to the west, and Rwanda to the south.
According to the district information, the district water access coverage is 62%. However, most of the households in this district live on hill tops and sides where it takes a lot of time to move up and down the hills to fetch water for home use. For example in areas like Mpungu parish where we are implementing the program, the villages of Karungu, Bugarama, Mukyogo, Kaburara and Nyamwigura all fetch water from one source of a protected water spring in Nyamwigura. It takes an average of 4 hours to and from this water source to get a 20 litre container of water up and down the hills. The hills are steep and to the elderly and those with infirmities, it is very hard to get water as they are not able to travel these distances to fetch water.
Zombo district is located in the North Western part of the country. It is generally steep with U shaped and V shaped valleys which are evidenced in all the Sub Counties.
Zombo district is a naturally blessed district with a lot of heavy rainfalls during the rainy season, accompanied with a lot of coldness in it. Latrine coverage 88%, HWF and in use 43%, Safe water coverage 85%,
Pakwach district was curved from Nebbi District in July 2017 making it the youngest amongst the West Nile region. Pakwach district is bordered by Nebbi in the West, Nwoya and Amuru in the East, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in the South West and Bullisa in the South.
The district is located at the gate way to West Nile region along the river Nile belt. In Pakwach Africa Water Solutions is currently operating in Pakwach S/C and Alwi S/C.
Latrine coverage, 76%, HWF and in use, 38.7%, Safe water, 67.5%.The common WASH cases in the district include Malaria, Typhoid, Schistosomiasis (Bilharzia) that in many cases result into blood vomiting and protruded stomach as the result of water accumulation in the stomachs of the affected.
Buikwe District lies in the Central region of Uganda, sharing borders with the District of Jinja in the East, Kayunga along river Sezibwa in the North, Mukono in the West, and Buikwe in Lake Victoria.
15% of the households have access to a protected source of drinking while 85% have access to unprotected source of drinking water
Improper disposal of human waste is a burden to public health provision. Proper disposal of human waste involves the use of a toilet facility. 26% of the households have improved toilet facility this means that over 74% of households have either unimproved facilities or practicing open defecation.
With the alarming Pit Latrine coverage in the district, WASH related illness registered within the health units in the district which include acute Diahorrea, Typhoid, dysentery intestinal worms are at 67%. For the fact most households are situated uphill and the water sources downhill, when it rains, the mean annual rainfall which is 11,000mm distributed over 106 rain days, with peaks in March – May and September – November is all washed away to the water sources carrying with it the openly dumped fecal matter into the water sources hence contamination of water.
Namayingo District is located along the Equator. It is bordered by Bugiri District to the northwest, Busia District to the northeast, the Republic of Kenya to the east and southeast, the Republic of Tanzania to the south and Mayuge District to the west and southwest.
The district with a total population of 215,443, has at least 21.5% of the households without latrine, according to the Census 2014 final results released by the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS).
During a regional dissemination workshop at the Jinja district council hall, it was revealed that some residents run to the bush to answer nature’s call while others use plastic buckets, a situation that compromises hygiene and sanitation standards.
The district recently grappled with a Cholera outbreak that claimed a number of lives.
The progress presents breakthrough in the key result areas towards the attainment of the Africa Water Solutions Vision.