HEWASA is the WASH department of Caritas Fort Portal, the development organization of the Catholic Church.
The Mission of HEWASA:
Programme is to contribute to the delivery of safe, adequate and reliable water supply as well as to the improvement of household hygiene and sanitation situation among the rural poor communities within Fort Portal Diocese.
HEWASA works closely with local governments, Private sector organisations, NGO’s and CBO’s, National (networking) organisations like UWASNET and international organisations. The last include the CRS, WaterAid, SNV, UNICEF, World Vision, Oxfam, Red Cross and The Belgium Technical Cooperation. HEWASA implemented a number of water and sanitation projects with the district providing counterpart funding. They have been serving as the representative of the NGOs on the District Water and Sanitation Coordination Committees in their focal Districts. Similarly they are serving as the Western Regional Coordinator in piloting the Water Aid-Uganda Water Sector Policy Monitoring and Advocacy Programme.
Furthermore, a business arm of HEWASA named HEWASACON LTD was formed with the sole purpose of mobilizing extra resources to support the planned activities of HEWASA.