Social and economic
impact of Uduma
- Universal access to drinking water:
rural populations benefit from a reliable source of safe water
at an affordable price.
- Public health improvements in rural areas:
access to clean drinking water reduces the contraction of waterborne diseases.
UDUMA creates one new job per water pump, in priority for women.
- Poverty reduction:
improved access to water allows women and young girls to spend more time on productive activities or to attend school classes.
- Economic inclusion:
each household is a full participant in the local economy and has complete freedom to control its own consumption of drinking water.
- Attractive rural areas:
proximity of drinking water sources and job creation reduce the rural exodus, urbanisation and emigration.
- Sector transparency:
water consumption data are made public. The closed cashless payment system reduces clientelism.
- Adaptation to climate change:
ground water sources are little influenced by climate change and their sustainable exploitation therefore contributes to community resilience strategies.