Cameroon Water Project
In Partnership with
The University of Virginia School of Engineering
Rotary Charlottesville and Rotary Bamenda Cameroon
The Cameroon Water project is the largest water project initiated by Rotary of Virginia in partnership with the University of Virginia Engineering Department. When completed this project will provide access to sustainable and safe water to a town of 50,000 people in Wum West Cameroon Africa and will result in the community having access to clean water, reduce water borne disease and improve sanitation.
Goals and Objectives
Phase I of is currently under consturction and $80,000 dollars has been raised with matching funds.
Phase II Construction of an 8 kilometer gravity fed PVC piping system to delivery water to the village will require $150,000.00 To achieve that goal we are seeking other clubs to partner with us.
University of Virginia on site analysis of condition in Wum indicate that 240 people die each year (85% children) and 22% of school children are absentee as a result of needing to fetch water.
The Piping will insure a clean uncontaminated and uninterrupted water supply easily accessible water through out the village