Uganda

Since May 2015, clean drinking water flows in Kisoro and Nkuringo (Uganda)

 

 

April 2015

First project: Kisoro District Hospital

Georg Bednorz and his wife Mecki, members of aqua pura, have implemented their two drinking water projects in Uganda, this with full commitment in favour of the patients of the Kisotro District Hospital and the orphanage and schoolhouse in Nkuringo.

 

Kisoro, with its approximately eleven thousand inhabitants, is a town in the South West of Uganda, situated at the foot of the Virunga volcanoes and near the border of Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. It is the capital of the Kisoro District. The problem with regard to drinking water is very serious for the poor people in this part of the country. Diarrheal diseases are commonplace and can only be eliminated with clean water and hygiene education.

 

For more information see film (click here).

More  details see https://saubereswasser.wordpress.com/2015/06/04

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Second project: Nkuringo orphanage with school

April 2015

The Nkuringo orphanage with school is situated in the hills, about 30 km from Kisoro in the direction to the Congo. 100 half and full orphans live in a house donated by Georg Bednorz. For the children, the teachers and the staff, clean drinking water is made of rainwater by implementing the aqua pura system.

 

 

 

 

January 2013

Clean drinking water now flows in the Christian High and Primary School in the area of Kampala (Uganda).

The Seroma Christian High School and Gilgal Primary School society offers these two schools in the Kampala area financial and educational support, being motivated by both social and Christian convictions.

 

Solar energy and water purification

In 2013 a solar energy plant, necessary for the computer, the outside lighting at night and the water pump, was installed as a hybrid with the national grid.  A few teething problems were successfully solved during our visit this year thanks to the help of an Ugandan and a Swiss engineer, while a Swiss electrician dealt with the electrical system in the school. aqua pura congratulates Ruedi Schneeberger and Peter Schnyder and the local plumbers to the great work they have done for the health of the people in this part of Uganda. It is only a small drop in the ocean but an important one.

 

Last year we installed a water purifier which now provides 600 litres of drinking water in an hour. Rain water is collected in seven 10000 litre tanks, and this water passes through a filter and ultra violet light, producing pure drinking water. Clean water and hygiene are the best medicine against infection and illnesses. The solar system was donated by Preisig AG, Zurich, sanitation, roofing and solar. The water purification system was donated by www.aqua-pura.org Switzerland. The people are very grateful for their generosity and help.