Bakiga Community Project is a registered NGO in Uganda and a registered Charity in the UK (#1156306)
The project started Bakiga Lodge in 2012 to help fund our water projects across the Kigezi region of South West Uganda.
As such, all profits are used for the community development work of the project.
Less than 10% of the population of Uganda has access to piped water in their homes. Most people (usually women and children) walk several hours each day to fetch water from springs, rivers or stagnant pools.
To October 2018, we have constructed/repaired 182 Springs and 27 community water tanks. Each spring serves a community of several hundred people, and our water developments serve an estimated 83,000 people.
The springs we construct ensure people fetch water from non stagnant sources, and closer to their homes.
The Water Tanks collect rainwater for communities that do not have sources of natural springs (usually communities on the tops of hills). We construct tanks ranging from 10,000L to 50,000L.
Tanks save communities long walks to water sources. A large tank full of water can serve a community for around 6 weeks into the dry season.
The local community of Ruhija, where we are based, has benefited from 3 large tanks we have constructed.
Here are before and after pictures of some of our water development work: