Nelson Edmond Obella, Environment, Clena Water, Sanitation, And Hygiene Projecy For Rural People In Tororo

Date grant awarded: 1/20/2017

Nelson Edmond Obella is working with rural women organized in Communal Solidarity Groups to improve livelihoods of the poor and most vulnerable; rural people in Nyakalado Communities. We have together realized the problems of increasing child mortality rates, unsafe abortions in rural women and girls and the suffering the community face from Mosquito Malaria, Diarrhea, Dysentery, Typhoid, Hooping Coughs, Skin Scabies, Bilharzias etc. The causes of the problems are that the people of Nyakalado are living in poor environmental conditions, lacking clean, safe water, poor sanitation and lack of knowledge about personal hygiene which require urgent interventions including Education and Sensitization for Awareness to improve on Hygiene, helping the poor rural people to construct protected spring safe water sources and pit latrines for improved Sanitation. Poor Environmental conditions, clean water, basic toilets and good hygiene practices are essential for the survival and development of children. Without these basic needs, the lives of many children are at risk. For children under five, water, sanitation and hygiene related diseases are one of the leading causes of deaths. Every day, a significant number of children in Nyakalado community suffer from Diarrhea, hooping cough, skin complications/scabies and other preventable diseases caused by poor water, lack of improved sanitation and poor hygiene inside of household. Without access to these basic resources, water-borne diseases and gender injustices to women, girls, children, animals and fouls will remain prevalent and will therefore keep people in cycle of perpetual poverty and hunger.