Despite plenty of rain in a year the communities in South Rwenzori have little access to any way of collecting it, and many have to walk many miles with a 20 litre jerry can to fetch water for cooking and cleaning, an exhausting process which takes up precious hours.

Amaha We Uganda has started a feasibility study to find buildings suitable for fitting a rainwater collection system locally, which would give families access to clean water without the mammoth journey. In October 2013, a team will be visiting Uganda to concentrate on this project, looking into the options for alleviating water poverty and researching which areas would benefit most from rain water harvesting. A water engineer from the UK will be among the team making the trip, taking with him a water testing kit to check the quality of the water at our existing water project at Stephen’s Well, a spring cap in the mountains above Rwesande.