Our mission is two-fold.
- To support sustainable projects that improve sanitation, nutrition, and education in rural Uganda; and
- To facilitate collaboration between
University of Wisconsin-Madison students and Ugandan grassroots organizations in working for this cause.
Village Health Project was formed by a group of students in 2006 after a CALS study abroad trip to Uganda. Many of the things that were seen in Uganda such as children climbing down into stagnant water pits to collect drinking water, left a lasting impression on the students. Upon returning to the US, the students felt compelled to help make a difference in lives of Ugandans, not only terms of clean water, but nutrition, education and a better way of life. Since becoming a 501 (c)(3) organization in 2006 we have expanded our projects to include the construction of rain water collection tanks, BioSand water filters, maka pads (sanitary pads), assisting in jewelry sales by AIDS patients and lastly aiding Lweza primary school.
Village Health Project
Student Activity Center, Room 3207
333 East Campus Mall
Madison, WI 53715