Water for dairy business, uganda

The Water For Dairy Business Projects turns the lack of access to water into a business opportunity for both dairy farmers and cooperatives.

Kiboga & Dwaniro, Uganda


Water, entrepreneurship, cooperatives

Currently, milk produced by dairy farmers is collected in milk cans by transporters on mopeds, who deliver them to the dairy cooperatives, and return them empty to the farmers. What if these milk cans could be returned filled with safe water instead?

The solution: safe and affordable water

Water for Dairy Businesses (W4DB) combines the logistics of water delivery with that of milk collection. Each cooperative will set up and run a new water supply service comprising at least two water sources (boreholes), each installed with a submersible solar powered pump, an overhead water tank, a mini piped network, and a treatment system. This is a trusted and proven technology in rural Uganda. Each water source will have two water kiosks selling safe water. In total, W4DB will create at least four water sources and eight water kiosks. A strongpoint of the design is that W4DB explored different scenarios around available water capacity and can adjust if needed.

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Our goal:

Within 2 years 15,000 dairy farmers and neighboring communities will have access to safe and affordable water. Activities to reach this goal:


The project is being carried out by Heifer Netherlands and Heifer Uganda, in collaboration with Aqua For All: a renowned organization in the field of water management and sanitation.

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