At the end of this summer, four WVU students, one faculty member, and one professional engineer will be traveling to the village of Kabughabugha in Uganda for an assessment trip with Engineers Without Borders. Kabughabugha lacks a safe and local water supply, and villagers must walk five kilometers to access a water source. Not only is this a dilemma of resource inequities, but one of gender equality. Women are charged with the task of traveling through rugged and dangerous terrain, close to the border of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, to collect the water. The goal of this assessment trip is to collect necessary information through water testing and geographic mapping, educate local children about water and hygiene sanitation, and engage villagers to establish a sustainable partnership with the local health clinic. By the conclusion of this five year partnership a pipeline will be constructed and necessary water treatment measures will be taken to provide a safe and local water supply for Kabughabugha.
A link is attached to our page through WVU crowd funding to aid the finances of the trip. Take a couple minutes and watch the video made showcasing some children that will be positively impacted by this project. Every dollar donated is a dollar closer to ensuring a safe, sustainable water source for Kabughabugha. If you cannot donate, please share this post in hopes your friends can! Thank you!