It was a Great Visit – Thank You Toshiba TEC, MediaCom, Mark Simpson and Paul Chiplen.

9 October, 2017 | Grace Ayoo
Categories: CO2balance, Uganda

The Uganda projects have continued to register success in providing safe clean water to the communities through the rehabilitation and maintenance of boreholes hence reduced dependency on firewood to boil their drinking water. This has been made possible by the partnership and continuous support from companies like MediaCom and Toshiba TEC through its Toshiba CarbonZero… Read the full article >

Tom’s First Visit to Uganda – Our Eastern & Northern Trip

16 July, 2017 | Grace Ayoo
Categories: Safe Water, Uganda

Since the beginning of our Uganda projects in 2013, co2balance with the help of its partner Organisation WAACHA in Kaliro District and Project Officers in the Lango sub-region have continuously worked with the communities right from rehabilitating hand-pumped boreholes to maintaining them annually and doing reactive repairs when need arises. This has been done hand… Read the full article >

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (Wash) Sensitization in Kaliro

24 February, 2017 | Grace Ayoo
Categories: Safe Water, Uganda

WASH is the collective term for Water, Sanitation and Hygiene and these three cores are interdependent on the presence of the other. For example, without toilets, water sources become contaminated as a result of open defecation and poor waste disposal; without clean water, basic hygiene practices like hand washing are not possible. Drinking water sources… Read the full article >

Alex Opio’s story

18 November, 2016 | Grace Ayoo
Categories: Case Study, Safe Water, Uganda

45 year old Alex Opio, a father of 10 children is a resident of Tetugo Village in Otuke district and a user of the newly rehabilitated Barabolo borehole that was sighted by co2balance in its expansion of the ‘Lango Safe Water Project’ as one of the many broken down boreholes serving a big population with… Read the full article >

Pumping Strong: Recurring Issuance of 5 Gold Standard Borehole projects in Northern Uganda

15 November, 2016 | pierreco2
Categories: Safe Water, Uganda

As a project developer, CO2balance pioneered the development of Borehole rehabilitation projects under the Gold Standard. We have been working in Northern Uganda  since 2013, repairing 41 boreholes and providing access to safe drinking water to more than 25,000 people. These project have now been issued for the 2nd and 3rd time. This is a… Read the full article >

International Day of the Girl Child

14 October, 2016 | Grace Ayoo
Categories: Safe Water, Uganda

As the world over commemorated this year’s International Day of the Girl Child on the 11th  of October 2016, with the theme “girls’ progress = goals’ progress: what counts for girls”, 16 year old Scovia Adong, a pupil of Telela Primary School was oblivious about the meaning of this day or that it even existed. For… Read the full article >

Expansion of the ‘Lango Safe Water Project’ – Assessment of New Boreholes

22 September, 2016 | Grace Ayoo
Categories: Safe Water, Uganda

With the need for increased access to safe water in Northern Uganda, co2balance has just completed the assessment of 50 non-functional boreholes under their ‘Lango Safe Water Project’. Over 45% of Uganda’s rural population are still relying on unsafe water sources such as lakes, rivers, ponds, open wells, swamps and it’s against this background that… Read the full article >

Household Surveys in the District of Kaliro, Uganda

25 August, 2016 | Grace Ayoo
Categories: Uganda

Surveys are conducted to uncover answers to specific, important questions that are varied, cover a diverse range of topics, and can be asked in multiple formats. Surveys also help to know the impact of a project and serves the purpose of informing decision makers what impact the project has had on the target community. Accordingly,… Read the full article >

Routine Borehole Checks

18 July, 2016 | Grace Ayoo
Categories: Safe Water, Uganda

The effective operation of boreholes is very much dependent on the communities that own the boreholes as they are seen as the very first custodians of these facilities. Co2balance contracts a project partner/officer to be an engagement representative within the community.  Each month our project representative is required to conduct basic checks on each borehole… Read the full article >