Link to Progress hands over 10 new boreholes in Alebtong district
In June 2020, Link to Progress secured funding from the Koornzaayer Foundation to implement a 3 years water and sanitation project in Alebtong district of northern Uganda.
The project started with a consultative meeting at the district which saw the selection of two sub counties, that is, Amugu and Abako to benefit from the project. The project includes the construction of 30 deep boreholes and improvement of sanitation and hygiene through community led total sanitation approach.
Other activities in the project includes election and training of water source committee members on borehole operation and maintenance and village savings and loans association to boost their economic livelihoods. There is also improvement of sanitation and hygiene through community led total sanitation approach among others. Link to progress is working together with the district and sub county leaders together with the communities to enhance the ownership of the projects. The three years project is being implemented in phases with the first phase closing in March 2021 where 10 new boreholes were handed over to the district and to the community members for use, it was also combined with open defecation free celebration of 8 villages where there is no more open defecation.