The Ituri province in the mountainous northeast of DR Congo is a fertile region with a mild climate and a relatively high population density. The ‘urban’ centers of Bunia (the largest city), Djugu and Mahagi still have a strong rural character. Electricity and running water are the exception, not the norm. Many families live in the countryside and are often isolated due to a lack of roads and vehicles. They are almost completely dependent on their own farming crops. Compromised hygiene and the lack of sanitary facilities in combination with contaminated drinking water are still the prime causes of disease and diarrhea.
Protos wants to offer this region better economic development opportunities by improving the existing water systems and expanding the number of water distribution points.
BUDGET REQUESTED VIA ENTREPRENEURS FOR ENTREPRENEURS
- 2019: 24.500 €
- 2020: 24.500 €
- 2021: 20.000 €