The Kikandwa Subcounty of the Mityana District in Uganda is a seasonally dry rural area with low water-level tables, limited water resources, and no sanitation facilities available to residents. Currently, there is a water shortage in most parts of the community and when water is available from nearby rivers, it tends to be contaminated, resulting in high rates of bacterial and parasitic infection. Nakitto Betty is helping locals gain access to a clean water source protected from contamination. She and her co-leader Seruzi Alexander, created the Community Water and Sanitation Hygiene project, and are working collaboratively with the community of Kasejjere to dig a clean-water well in the village. Residents will learn how to clean and maintain the well and will be in charge of sanitation management and project monitoring. Additionally, local youth will be trained to provide hygiene and sanitation education to nearby communities. Nakitto states, "Drinking water, water for domestic use, environmental sanitation, and other related hygiene behavior are crucial elements for better human health; access to water and sanitation services is a right of all people."
Goal of the Project: Improved personal hygiene behaviour, domestic and environmental sanitation practices focusing children, women through increased and improved access to quantity and quality water supply and sanitation infrastructures.
1.Raised level of awareness of the public on water and environmental resources management issues in the priority parishes in the district through several half day workshops and meetings .
2.Enhanced community's capacities to manage operate and maintain water supply and sanitation in a sustainable way.
3.Completion of a community hand dug well in Kasejjere village: A heavy and secure cover that can be removed to allow for periodic cleaning of the spring box will also be constructed.