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THREE RAIN WATER HARVESTING TANKS INSTALLATIONS AT THREE RURAL PRIMARY SCHOOLS

Highlights on current tank installations at the three rural community schools.

Highlights on current tank installations at the three rural community schools.

The current Rain Water harvesting Tanks installations in three rural primary schools is being supported by the funds accumulated from last year’s Global Giving online winter holiday Fundraising Drive. The three tanks are being constructed at the following schools below which are currently at the completion phase:

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KIRUCODO RAIN WATER HARVESTING TANKS FOR RURAL PRIMARY SCHOOLS PROJECT IN NEED OF YOUR SUPPORT

KIRUCODO Rain Harvest Water tank for Primary schools

BE READY TO DONATE TO THIS PROJECT ON GLOBAL GIVING PLATFORM FROM NOVEMBER 26TH 2012 BY FOLLOWING THIS LINK http://globalgiving.org/projects/school-roofwater-storage-project-kikandwa-uganda 
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FIRST RAIN WATER HARVESTING CONCRETE TANK INSTALLATION

The tank under construction. The wooden mold is being collapsed and removed to allow plastering inside the tank and installing the top cover

Kikandwa Rural Communities Development Organization (KIRUCODO) a Non-Governmental and Non-Profit Organization based in Uganda East Africa with a focus at empowering and developing rural community people, initiated a Rain Water Harvesting Concrete Tank Project (RWH) with the help of provided tank architectural plans from Tools With Mission (TWAM) of UK. The project business plan which is currently under modification following the recent tank installation in Kikandwa village, is aiming at reaching to 4,000 rural communities households.

To kick start on the project activities, a number of material and resources had to be in place like the tank mold or form, etc which the Organization could not afford just immediately. Thanks to our Organization volunteer (Mr. Scott Rosewell) based in Canada who dedicated his time, money and skills to come down on ground to Kikandwa village here in Uganda to have the first tank installed at a community local primary school called Kikandwa Church of Uganda Primary School (Kikandwa Church of Uganda Primary School).

The activities seen in the photo slide show below were registered between 19th March to 05th April 2012 and Mr. Scott reported to us on 16th March 2012 and left on 06th April 2012 after completing his valued task.

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The tank was left to cure for ten days and this coming Friday 13 April 2012, we are going to have it connected to gutters ready to harvest water. Though we used 1500L plan, the tank at Kikandwa is estimated to collect between 2800L to 3000L.

The first tank installation aimed at reveling to us actual costing of the tank before we can have them constructed for rural households. In our modified plan to come soon, we shall be in position to construct tanks of 3000L for families in most cases and above that capacity for schools and other bigger institutions.

We are currently reviewing all the costs to come up with the actual costing of a single tank and so far we have a fair estimate of between US$ 250 to US$ 400 provided the form is in place. Once the form is made, it can be used to construct between 40 to 70 tanks before it can be replaced and this depends on how you handle it and the quality of materials you used during its construction.

Though we thought we could give the tanks free of charge to families; we now think to introduce a fair cost sharing strategy of about 20% of the total cost to make sure that whoever receives a tank donation has some attachment and responsibility. However, there such very poor families which we might waive from this percentage but this will depend on the approval by the project management team and availability of funds.

Lastly, if you are interested in donating a rain water harvesting tank to a poor rural family, feel free to contact us at kruralcommunitiesdevorg@yahoo.com for more information about the already identified families and or community schools.

WATER TANKS FOR HARVESTING RAIN WATER FOR HOME USE IN RURAL COMMUNITIES

The supply of clean water to area residents is a huge issue for Kirucodo as the vast majority of the population get their water from open sources such as streams, many of which are polluted & distant from the households.

Community water access point for fetching water for domestic use

Providing safe & clean water across the area is a high priority area for us & is the subject of a major project we want to commence in 2012. As we have explored ways to provide solutions, we recently received information from the “Tools with a Mission” organisation in the UK which contains plans for 1500L water storage tanks which can be constructed easily by local volunteers. This information has excited us as the tanks seem to be a very good solution that is fairly easy to implement using local volunteer labour. These tanks have been built in many locations in Africa, including at the nearby Bethany Christian Centre & Orphange – so we know they can work for us!

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We are just starting on a project where we will build an initial tank to make sure that we understand the details & complexities of construction. Once that has been completed we will grow the project to provide solutions to area residents. As with all infrastructure projects, the costs are high & out of reach of the local population, so we will be seeking donations to assist with the purchase of materials to build the tanks. We are collecting information to determine the cost to construct a tank & once this is complete will commece building the initial tank as soon as we have sufficient funds. Watch for updates as we move things forward & if you would like to contribute to help get hte project started, please contact me – all donations are much appreciated!

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