Project location: Village Bulechia and surroundings,
sub-location Munganga, Butere/Mumias district.
The underprivileged people of Munganga, who are not able to sustain long
droughts without food-aid.
Digging of nine water-wells and purchasing nine irrigation-pumps for the
underprivileged villagers of Munganga.
Self-sufficiency for the people of Munganga through the digging of water-wells
and purchase of irrigation pumps, to make efficient irrigation possible
during (long) dry seasons, and being able to grow sufficient food, at
least for own use, with stimulation for local market production.
Start: June 1st 2006
End: June 1st 2007
Organization in the Netherlands:
The foundation ‘Development-work Theo Kiewiet’ organizes in
co-operation with the Parish Caritas Ameland a collection in the Saint
Clemens Church in Nes Ameland. Next to that there is a ‘Vastenactie’
promotion via ‘Lentbags’, which are distributed house to house.
In the parish leaflet articles will be published about ‘Vastenactie’
and there will be special attention to the planned irrigation project.
a. Purchase of 12.000 bricks € 700
b. Purchase of 100 bag cement € 680
c. Purchase of 9 loads sand € 150
d. 9 buckets, covers, ropes € 100
e. Specialized labor costs € 250
f. 9 irrigation pumps € 765
g. Hoses 9x150m 60c pm € 810
h. Pipes form well to pump € 285
i. Execution-costs 5% € 200
j. Bank- costs 1% € 40
k. Not specific labor € 850
TOTAL project-costs € 4.850
Own contribution beneficiaries € 850
Contribution local collection € 2.000
Contribution ‘Vastenactie’ € 2.000
The Pioneer Self Help Group Bulechia (PSHGB)
leaded by Enos Sikoyo Matangwe, will select a number of suitable hamlets,
where a water-well can be located. The is going on basis of reciprocity
with the locals. When the people and the PSHGB-board (village representatives)
agree, the project will be executed, as far as financial sources will
allow to do so.
Local contractors take care for the purchases of the
material as bricks, sand, cement, etceteras. Specialized work will be
done for local rate, other labor is done by the people themselves in exchange
for the execution of the wells. Next to that there is about 5% execution-cost
, like administration, organization, distribution and a modest reward
for the full time working project leader.
Last year about ten water-wells have been realized
successfully. This year we want to start irrigating with very efficient
and sustainable pumps, from out the new wells, to make it possible that
people can grow their own food also in the dry season. And avoid in the
way the need of another food program in the area. The local people will
be motivated to grow their own food as much as possible with these ‘money
maker’ foot pumps.
The needed motivation for these enterprises will be
grown through the PSHGB-board, to have more and more self-sufficiency
among their villagers. The foot-pumps are available at the agent in the
nearby town of Mumias, including pipes and hose. The board will take care
of the organization of the irrigation project.