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   Uganda - Jinja

Protected Water Spring


The Rotary Club of Jinja has identified local villages where water is collected from unprotected sources. The provision of simple protection to the spring will enable over 500 people per day per protected spring to obtain clean water, and hence remove the risk of many water borne diseases.

School children have to collect water for the family’s use before they go to school. A local supply of sage, clean water, will enable them to proceed to school earlier and have more lesson time, as well as preventing them from catching water borne diseases. When an older person falls sick, a child must remain at home to care for the patient.

This project caters for protecting 25 springs, benefiting over 125,000 people. The protected springs will become the property of the Local Council community management committee.

The Rotary Club of Jinja will provide: transportation of materials, mobilization of the individual communities, primary health education, supervision and regular reports of the project. All of which are valued at US $1,500.

Each local community will provide some locally available materials, manual labor, supervision and coordination.

Primary Host Partner in the Project Country

Club: Jinja

District: 9200

Primary Contact: John Kirkwood


Check all projects from: [District 9200] [Jinja Rotary Club] [John Kirkwood]

Primary International Partner Outside the Project Country

Club: San Diego

District: 5340

Primary Contact: Stan Hartman


Check all projects from: [District 5340] [San Diego Rotary Club] [Stan Hartman]

Proposed Financing

Primary Host Sponsor Rotary Club/District

Rotary Club of Jinja


Primary International Sponsor Rotary Club/District

Rotary Club of San Diego


District 5340 DDF


Additional Rotary Clubs/Districts

Rotary Club of Torrey Pines (La Jolla)


Amount requested from the Rotary Foundation




Status and Progress Information


This project is completed. Project listed for the 2003-04 Rotary Year.

The Matching Grant application number from TRF is #52643.

The District 5340 DDF is $2,500 from San Diego, and $1,500 from Torrey Pines.