Greater Cincinnati Professional Chapter
Thanks to your generous donations and the hard work of our volunteers we are expanding our Water resources program in Uganda, mentoring future engineers involved in local university EWB student chapters, and supporting nonprofits in our community.
We continue work in Buseesa and Kiryabicooli Uganda, remote communities of subsistence farmers with a daily income of $1-$3. As a result of our work, two shallow wells have now been installed. More than 500 people now have ready access to fresh water, helping to avoid waterborne diseases like Typhoid fever, a leading cause of death in Uganda. With enthusiastic support from the community, a new project to develop additional water capacity is in the advanced planning stages.
Moving southwest, we are working with Hope for Kabingo (HFK), a medically oriented non-profit to build water supply for water-challenged residents including a school with over 1000 students. A needs assessment trip to Kabingo with the Miami University EWB Chapter and HFK on the first phase project is being planned.
Our work on local projects continues. We are working with Happen, Inc. in Northside on their Make-It experimental window where children can learn about science and engineering and we’ve helped to design underground water storage to enable handicapped access to a garden in Northside.
If you believe in the power of community transformation, we request your new or continuing support to implement sustainable solutions to Water and other challenges faced by residents in Uganda and closer to home.