TWP is delighted to be supporting Bridge Water Project as they work with the community on this project. Bridge Waer Project have sent us this initial report, and what follows is direct from them, edited a little for clarity:
The proposed project is with Emayungu community. The environment of this community is very dry in dry seasons. Being a community of many people, the individuals of this community really suffer since water is fetched very far. The real source of this community a river that is contaminated with dirt and running waste from the bush. Most diseases that are encountered in this community are typhoid and cholera among children.
The community will greatly be helped if water will be drilled to them.
CURRENT WATER SOURCE
The Emayungu Community currently accesses water from a big river called Emayungu.The water from the river is turbid hence not clean at all. Due to this there has been a problem of cholera, typhoid and cracks on the skin of the people who consume the water.
The community has a population of 500-1000 people. The water will also serve Emayungu Church of God which has a congregation of 300.
HYGIENE AND SANITATION
The hygiene and sanitation condition is not bad in this community since at least every home has a hygiene facility like toilet, bathrooms and dish racks. Still the community needs to be taught more on hygiene and sanitation.