Thank you for your vote 2021!
By casting your vote at the turn of the year 2021/2022, you decided on the distribution of the donation sum of 55,000 euros!
The result of the vote was as follows:
- The Engineers without Borders e.V. receives 30.000 Euro
- The BORDA e.V. receives 15.000 Euro
- The Viva con Agua de St. Pauli e.V. receives 10.000 Euro
Engineers without Borders e.V. in Uganda
Gonve CU Primary School is a public school located in Mukono District, Uganda. The village of Gonve is about 73 km away from Kampala and is located in a remote, rural area. Currently, it is attended by 242 girls and 186 boys.
There is no water connection at the school. Therefore, the children fetch water from a pond two kilometers away and bring it to school in jerry cans. Since the water comes from a pond from which animals also drink, it is contaminated with feces and is not suitable as drinking water.
Together with local partner Suubi Community Projects, Engineers Without Borders is working to drill a well so that the children no longer spend so much time fetching water – instead of doing their schoolwork – and have access to clean water at school.
BORDA e.V. in Jordan
Jordan is the second most water-scarce country in the world. The Jordanian district of South Ghor is located in the southwest of the country in the administrative district of Karak; its 62,000 inhabitants are distributed among 11 settlements. Although South Ghor is the agricultural center of the country due to its location along the Jordan River, it also remains one of the poorest regions in Jordan. Access to adequate water and sanitation is not assured for the majority of people from these rural regions. In Jordan, on average, just 6% of all rural residents have such access to safe sanitation, and providing it requires special effort in the world’s second most water-scarce country.
Clean water in Jordan is pumped through the residential distribution network only once a week. Residents therefore collect the precious wet for their daily needs in water tanks. To help economically weakened communities, BORDA has set itself the task of providing 110 water tanks. In addition, Cash-4-Workers will be used, i.e. local temporary workers who are needed to carry out the work. The employment of local workers will further contribute to the development of the economically weakened communities.
Viva con Agua e.V. in Mosambik
Viva con Agua has been active in the Chitwan region since 2015, and the previous project supported the construction of 32 new water systems that provided safe drinking water to 775 households through private tap connections. In addition, 597 households gained access to safe drinking water through public standpipes. Through the WASH plans developed in the process, 50 additional locations of vulnerable populations without access to safe water were identified in the target communities. In addition, the establishment of mini-laboratories to test drinking water quality is a top priority to ensure good water quality and compliance with water safety plans.
By permanently improving the WASH situation (WASH stands for water, sanitation and hygiene), Viva con Agua e.V. aims to improve the living conditions of around 4,615 households in 2022 through various facilities.