Acuru Adopt a Village





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Project Description

Region: Africa

Country: Uganda

Location: Acuru village, Katakwi

Total Budget: $50,856

Areas of Focus: Disease prevention and treatment, Water and sanitation, Basic education and literacy, Economic and community development

The people of Acuru and other surrounding villages were displaced by the Karamojong cattle rustlers during the 1979 war, and hence lived in the camp which was in the nearby Primary school until 2010 when peace prevailed. It is after this that people began to go back to their original land only to be faced with a lot of challenges.

90% of this rural community mainly grows crops at subsistence level. It only has a little excess which is sold locally. A small proportion of the community grows cash crops including rice, sorghum, and groundnut while a few others undertake petty trade. The annual average income is less than USD 200. Poverty breeds hunger, disease and curtails development within this village.

General Objectives:

1. To improve access to safe water by providing two deep wells (one for Acuru village and one for Odoom village which is neighbouring Acuru village) and promotion of hygiene behavioural changes in beneficiary households.

2. To improve community health by preventing malaria through trainings and provision of mosquito nets.

3. To mitigate the impact of tree cutting on the environment.

4. To improve community income and diet through imparting knowledge of sustainable integrated organic farming by training and providing improved livestock species & beehives for the youth and women groups

5. To improve the primary education delivery services by contributing scholastic materials to the local primary school and constructing a new latrine for girls.

Objective 1.

a. To provide two bore holes in the two villages of Acuru and Odoom fully protected and fitted with hand pumps for water abstraction.

b. To sensitize the beneficiaries about the importance of maintaining a sanitary home environment, safe water chain, proper use of latrines and give them tips for the operation and management of the improved water sources

Budget:$ 15,640

Objective 2.

a. To sensitize the community about the prevention of malaria, Menstrual Hygiene Management to school girls.

b. To provide long-term insecticide treated mosquito bed nets to the expectant mothers and children beneficiaries.

Budget:$ 4,211

Objective 3.

a. To provide tree seedlings to be planted for sustainable future use as fruit trees, firewood, tree shades and fodder for the livestock.

b. To train the beneficiaries in the techniques of tree planting and management.

Budget:$ 6,000

Objective 4.

a. To train the community in the techniques of sustainable integrated organic farming so as to improve on food security in the community.

b. To provide improved livestock to families for improved household nutrition and income and also provide bee hives for the youth group.

c. To train the farmers in professional farm management including farm records keeping, enabling them manage their farms as business units.

Budget:$ 16,305

Objective 5.

a. To provide scholastic materials to school going children.

b. To sensitize the community about the importance of education, especially the girl child.

c. Construct 5 stance latrine for girls.

Budget:$ 8,700

Implementation of the entire project would be within one year, but oversights for two years with site visits by the Rotarians. The members of Rotary Club of Lira together with the youth group of Acuru village will actively be involved throughout the project period, during training, distribution and monitoring/evaluation.



Clean Water $ 15,640

Malaria Prevention & training $ 4,211

Health/environmental training & provision of tree seedlings $ 6,000

Hunger-Agricultural training, livestock & beehives $ 16,305

Education-School Supplies, MHM training & Latrine construction $ 8,700

Total project cost $ 50,856

Primary Host Partner

District: 9211

Rotary Club of: Lira

Primary Contact: Samuel Isenge Okello

Email: adachar02@yahoo.com

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Project Status

Need $8,794
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Project listed for the 2018-19 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project





Lira (9211)





Saskatoon Riverside (5550)





Remaining Amount to Raise

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Amount Requested from The Rotary Foundation






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History Log Entries


System Entry

Creation of project page.


System Entry

Pledge of $9,444 with $10,000 DDF by Faouzi Bekkaoui of the Rotary Club of Saskatoon Riverside, District 5550.


System Entry

Project is now "Fully Pledged".


System Entry

Application Sent to The Rotary Foundation through Member Access.


by Samuel Isenge Okello

GG1528682 Adopt village Acuru in Uganda is currently in draft form


by Samuel Isenge Okello

The application has been sent to TRF, the grant number is GG1528682 and is still in draft form.


by Samuel Isenge Okello

This project is still in draft form, we plan to submit it to TRF by June/July 2016


by Samuel Isenge Okello

System Entry: Project reverted to "Published".

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