Installation of water facilities at our Primary School:
As water scarcity continues to hit hard our territory, our aging nuns are running out of a functional source of water. Unfortunately, our borehole that was donated to us by friends of Benedictine Sisters broke down for now 7 months.
At the moment, we are looking for funds to help us repair this borehole and also acquire 2 water reservoirs of 20,000 litres each; one at our Mother House and the second one at our girls’ school such that we can have a long lasting solution to water scarcity.
Our rainwater collection systems comprise of a 20,000 Liter (2,600 Gallon) polyvinyl tank placed on cement base with a gutter system that is attached to an existing metal roof. These systems will last around 30 years, providing clean water for thousands over their lifespan. With an average of 80 inches of rainfall a year, Uganda is an ideal location for rainwater harvesting as a primary source of clean water.
With the increasing population in Uganda, more than 50% of the people are off-grid, and the rest facing power cuts and high energy bills. Powering them enables productive use of energy, leading to improved livelihoods, job creation, and access to services. Their stated barriers to solar adoption.
We have intentions of installing solar power at an orphanage home run by the Catholic parish of Vura. This project will help the 345 orphanages who lost their parents to HIV/AIDS and the effects of the war that was in northern Uganda for over 20 years.
Piggery and Chicken Project:
The proportion of the Ugandan population living below the national poverty line declined from 31.1% in 2006 to 19.7% in 2013. Similarly, the country was one of the fastest in Sub-Saharan Africa to reduce the share of its population living on $1.90 PPP per day or less, from 53.2% in 2006 to 34.6% in 2013. This project intends to improve the economic condition of the Benedictine Sisters as well as other sectors of society as a whole.
We shall train the women in income generative activities in order to generate enough money to support their families as well as setting up a women demonstration center where women will meet to train and Seek information.
We shall train women farmers to acquire more efficient management skills in agricultural production, harvesting, storage, processing and marketing.
Providing improved varieties of planting materials and breeds of animals that are quick maturing and high yielding under average systems of management.