Access to safe water

Safe and readily available water is important for public health. Everyone has the right to sufficient, continuous, safe, acceptable, physically accessible and affordable water for personal and domestic use which is not the case in most parts of rural areas in Eastern Uganda.

In an attempt to reduce on water borne diseases, cost of safe water, distance to the source and insecurity involved in searching for water, JIACOFE strives to install clean water sources such as water harvesting tanks in schools, boreholes and protected wells in areas with scarcity to improve access to safe water. Water user committees are trained on operation and maintenance of water sources. In partnership with the District Health Teams and the community sanitation and hygiene committees,  JIACOFE implements community led total sanitation in the operational area by triggering villages to take action as they confront the crude facts about poor hygiene, mass open defecation and its negative impacts on the entire community. This instils a collective sense of responsibility among citizens who denounce the bad practices and draw plans to end poor sanitation and hygiene. Through these initiatives, children can grow up in healthier homes.