• Uganda
    • Kampala
    • Mukono
1 week

Program Details

Age Min.
Travel Type
Older Travelers Solo Women


Starting Price
Price Details
Accommodation will be free.
US$75 per week or US$200 is charged to go towards transportation and administrative costs. We provide airport pick up of volunteers to the centre.
Cost of food per person is $35USD per week for 3 meals a day.
If you are volunteering for more than one month BUVAD can discuss finances discounts.
The construction materials for the centre pilot structure costs are estimated at US$325
For one week you will need US$435 as a safe base.
What's Included
Accommodation Wifi
What's Not Included
Some Activities Airfare Domestic Airfare Airport Transfers Equipment Meals SIM cards Transportation Travel Insurance Visa
Feb 18, 2020
Dec 01, 2015
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About Program

The Echo tanks are cheaply constructed using a BUVAD locally developed innovative technology that has been disseminated to the women and now they can do it, given additional volunteer labor and funding support.

They use waste plastic bottles as cost free bricks to build these rain water harvesting tanks that are quite durable. The BUVAD team co-funds needy women with materials they cannot raise locally, for them to construct rainwater harvesting tanks of 2000 liters capacity.

The aim is to empower women and their children whom are the key water fetchers in their households with cheaply available water at their households, to overcome the dirty water related diseases challenge. Currently, water is fetched from far valleys and other distant isolated places which have also culminated into other problems like; rape, time delays, defilement, snake bites, motorcycle accidents etc.

BUVAD raises co-funding of $325 to woman's tank.

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Program Highlights

  • Environmental Conservation
  • Plastic Waste Management

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Yes, I recommend this program

The Real Deal

Right off the plane I was in the village the next day. We went out that night, this would have been my second night in Uganda, and walked around. There was no moon, no stars, it seemed pitch black. We walked up this path around the house we stayed in and voices of greetings and hellos came out of the darkness. I could barely see my hand in front of my face. Some people would materialize seemingly from nowhere and come to greet us face to face, shaking hands and patting our backs. It was a real first experience meeting people.

What would you improve about this program?
More ability to fund projects. Stephen is too much on his own as this region also seems to be on its own.
Anything you can make happen is doubly appreciated.
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