Conclusion of Kashongi Trading Center Ferro-Cement Tank Project – Uganda

This project has been completed under the direction of Peace Corps Volunteer Liza Renee Hall. To read about the beginning of the project, CLICK HERE.

The project was to build a rainwater storage tank at the Local Chairman I’s office, a public facility.

Liza reports:

The rainwater tank has been completed. We had to move the location because of problem with the original site selected, but otherwise the project went according to plan.

We were able to build a 10,000 liter tank. The local contribution toward the project almost matched the funding from Water Charity.

The process was simple: They built a base out of stones and cement. They then built a mold out of chicken wire. The tank was then built up around the mold out of waterproof cement and left to dry.

Gutters were added to the building, and piping was installed to direct the rainwater from the gutters to the tank.

Thank you for all of your help. Water is the biggest problem my community faces, and every tank we can build makes a difference.

We are grateful to Liza for completing the project, and again wish to thank Roberta Kenney and other friends and family for providing the funding.