Of the more than six billion people in the World – according to the United Nations study (Source: UNDP Website, UN Department of Public Information, “Framework for Action on Water and Sanitation: prepared for World Summit on Sustainable Development), at least 1.2 billion do not have access to safe drinking water. More than 2.4 billion people do not have proper sanitation facilities.
Dirty Water is deadly. Yet more than 2.2 million people, primarily in developing countries, die each year from diseases by polluted water and filthy sanitary conditions. Every day, diarrhea diseases cause some 6,000 deaths, mostly among children under 5 years.
More than 200 tines of human waste are dumped daily into the world’s rivers. While water covers 70% of the earth’s surface, 97.5 is salt water. Although the remaining water is fresh water, three-quarters of that is frozen in ice caps.
By 2025, nearly two-thirds of the world’s population will live in water stressed regions.
In the next two decades, water use by humans will increase by 40% and 17% more water will be needed to feed increasing population in developing countries.
Over the last 30 years, the share of rural families with access to safe water rose from 10% to 60%.
Presently, 70% of all available fresh water is used for agriculture, but because of inefficient irrigation system, 60% of this water is lost.
We have managed to sensitize communities about Clean water and sanitation Programmes, established Protected Water-Wells, cleaning water Sources, and advocated for and drilling of more than 20 Boreholes in Mukono District. We managed to train 80 women groups and 20 youth groups in group formation in Mukono District. We organized 12 training workshops and 15 seminars We distributed 200 blankets 200 mattresses to orphans and PLWHAS. We have managed to give counseling services to about 800 people and 300 were children since we started. We planted a 10 acre forest in Kyampisi Sub-county. We have constructed 300 saving Energy Stoves and trained 120 women how to make them in 14 sub-counties of Mukono. We managed to participate in different conferences and workshops with support from Global fund for Women (GFW)
• Stigmatization and discrimination of women by society.
• Death of members, which put stress on executives and members.
• Inadequate funding that leaves many vulnerable MWATF personnel to quit workforce for greener pastures
• Communication barriers and low literacy levels of the people which make them resistant to change new ideas.
• Lack of transport facilities.
• Lack of reliable economic base that should generate incomes to finance MWATFs community activities.
• Poverty among community members
• Corruption in government and Donor agencies in Uganda
• Weakness of Donor Communities whose Members come into the country while Neutral, once they are established they become Politically Controlled.