Tusaidiane

The SPYN Foundation has supported the Tusaidiane Foundation in Uganda for the last 6 years.

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Our cooperation has concentrated on two main activities;
a. the sustainable supply of clean drinking water
b. the Financial support and managerial support of village based income generating
projects.


Ad a, drinkingwater.
Since 2006 The SPYN Foundation funded the supply and installation of a membrame filter type (a
Dutch invention of Norit Amersfoort), which can generate sufficient clean drinking water for
a society up to a maximum of 5000 persons.
These installlations are mounted in schools and/or primary health care institutions.
In addition to students/teachers, all persons belonging to the local community can make use of
this safe and clean drinking water.
In addition to the filter and the required Electricity for the water pump, in most cases also
rainwater collection is part of the overall project approach.
The SPYN Foundation Works closely with Tusaidiane, who has been able to use its own network
to attract additional funding for, part of, the rainwater collection investments.
Over the six years the SPYN Foundation has been able to provide adequate funding for the
installation of 50 filters and was able to generate over time over 250 000 Euro, covering a
potential population of over 150 000 persons.
During 2012 additional actions have been taken, to secure timely and preventive maintenance
of all filters mounted to date as well as to provide stainless steel storage tanks for clean and
safe drinking water to allow more efficient use of the filter and its pump.


The annex is providing an overview of facts and figures of SPYN's safe drinkwater activities in Uganda.


Ad b.
Not only safe drinking water but also income generating projects are part of the Uganda

uganda-03.jpgfocussed activities. These projects are selected in rural area’s and are related to the
Agricultural industry. 
One of the projects is organized in Serere, where SPYN Foundation, through Tusaidiane, supports the Orida maismill.
During the execution of the project we learned that a combination of a mill capable of grinding mais and a mill capable of grinding cassave have led to an optimal result.
The village society has started to repay back the loans and the additional income generated with the milling services have proven to be adequate to pay school and other fees for orphans and other village members.
Since the major machine maintenance issues have been mastered, the Oriza project, with
limited supervision of Tusaidiane is moving forward.
In Mbirizi, SPYN Foundation has financially supported various projects aimed at the
improvement of agricultural output. The Mbirize society are cattle farmers. In addition to
limited support to the primary school and the supply of bed nets and IRS (Indoor Residual
Spraying) SPYN's activities has been concentrating on the improvement of the cattle farming
and its profitability.
Mbirize farmers hold over 500 cows, which often had not sufficient to drink during the dry
season.
By the creation of a water dam, all cows have now access to adequate drinking water during
all seasons.

uganda-01.pngIn order to increase the milk production (from 1 to 10 liters per cow per day) the SPYN Foundation have initiated the creation of a bull centre. By using a hybrid type of bull, the calves will generate much more milk per day and will be able to produce milk over a longer period, up to maximum 9 months per year.
In order to catalyze this development SPYN has initiated discussions with the local society to provide a loan facility, accessible to the Mbirizi farmers.
In principle each farmer could have access to the funding of one full milk cow per family, which would generate an income of approximately Eu 500 per year. Sufficient for each family to pay school fees and other educational fees for their children.
This loan, in combination with the use of the bull centre is expected to boost the income in the coming 5 years, facilitating the farmers to pay for its own investments and village developments.


This Mibirize project is being executed in combination with Tusaidiane and the Ascoda local village society.
In addition to SPYN activities, the recent developments are now supported by the provision of modest micro credits funding for local female projects.
The board of the SPN Foundation has visited the Uganda projects in 2010, 2012 and 2015.