PROJECT: The Wellness Project

THE WELLNESS PROJECT – 20 WATER WELLS IN NORTHERN UGANDA

The Wellness Project is Platinum Foundation's latest initiative to bring clean water to impoverished communities.
BUILDING & REPAIRING WATER WELLS

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, there is an urgent need for repairs to boreholes and drilling of new boreholes for drinking, and importantly – sanitation and handwashing. We aim to build and repair 20 water wells in the fast-tracked timeframe of three months.

BACKGROUND

In Northern Uganda, drilling new boreholes improves the livelihood of an entire community – this removes the need for mainly women and children to walk 30km each day to collect water. Urgent repairs are also needed to many water wells that have been broken for months, if not years.

OBJECTIVE

The objective of building and repairing these boreholes is to give people in the communities of Northern Uganda access to safe and clean water for drinking, and importantly – sanitation and handwashing. This project not only meets the current pandemic need – it also allows communities to enjoy access to water in the future for drinking and hygiene.

PROJECT PARTNER

Love Mercy Foundation is the project partner who will activate this initiative on the ground. Love Mercy exists to empower communities in Northern Uganda to overcome poverty caused by the horrors of war. Love Mercy began in 2010 in Sydney, Australia after Eloise Wellings, Australian Olympian, met Ugandan Olympian and former child soldier, Julius Achon. She promised to fulfill his dream of restoring hope to his village in Northern Uganda after decades of civil war. Love Mercy sees a future where Northern Uganda is transformed through simple solutions to poverty – increasing access to education, health care and income generation. lovemercyfoundation.org

THE PROJECT

$20 for 20 – is a simple donation you can make towards the 20 boreholes

$10,000 can provide 1 borehole

$1,000 can repair 1 borehole

ACHIEVEMENT SO FAR

As of August 2020, we have reached the halfway milestone of 19 water wells rehabilitated!