So pleased to announce that construction of 3 boreholes is now complete and the wells are fully operational! These boreholes will provide households from 3 villages in Bulindi with an accessible source of clean water. They also mean villagers will no longer have to collect water from forest streams where they risk running into the chimps!
Huge thanks and pant-hoots to Wendy Tisdell of BridgIt Water Foundation for supporting the borehole project and to Steven Beingana of Suubi Community Projects-Uganda for organizing the construction! It was a privilege to have Wendy, Steven and colleagues visit Bulindi this week for the opening of the wells!
Wendy from BridgIt Water Foundation and Steven Godwin Beingana from Suubi Community Projects-Uganda with the Bulindi Chimpanzee & Community Project and other colleagues preparing to open the borehole in Kihambya village. — with Moses Ssemahunge Atwooki, Matt McLennan, Steven Godwin Beingana and BridgIt Water Foundation © Jacqueline Rohen
THANK YOU to BridgIt Water Foundation and Suubi Community Projects-Uganda for bringing clean water to Bulindi!!! In developed countries, it can be easy to take water for granted. We usually just have to turn on the tap. It can be a surprise to learn that in some parts of the world, accessing water is a daily struggle.
At Bulindi, local households (often children) collect water from forest streams and natural springs, walking long distances to do so, and sometimes encountering the chimpanzees -- which puts both the chimps and villagers at risk. We are so grateful to BridgIt Water Foundation and Suubi Community Projects-Uganda for funding a project to install boreholes in 3 villages at Bulindi. These boreholes will change the lives of the local households!!
The photos show the drillers hard at work on the first of the 3 boreholes in Mparangasi village!