TGS Water Ltd.

Supplying water to rural communities, schools and hospitals is the main objective of TGS Water. TGS Water drills deep and shallow boreholes, constructs protected springs and small piped water supply systems, rehabilitates existing boreholes and carries out pumping tests to assess optimum yields of boreholes. TGS Water is a co-operation of the 4 shareholders of the company: The Good Shepherd Foundation, established in the Netherlands in 1999, has been involved in rural development projects in Uganda and India. The Good Shepherd is active in fundraising in the Netherlands. Water, Environment and Geo Services Ltd. (WE Consult) was founded in 1997 and has been involved in the provision of consultancy services in the water sector in Uganda and other African countries. WE Consult carries out all the water resources investigations for TGS Water before the sources are constructed. The Diocese of Lira, through CARITAS Lira, has been working with the TGS Foundation since 2004. In the period 2004-2007 the CARITAS water department has constructed over 150 springs and 20 shallow boreholes in the Lira Diocese area. In 2007 the water department staff was integrated in TGS Water Ltd. In 2009, Stichting Afrika Projecten will also participate in TGS Water Ltd. This foundation has financed 60 protected springs in Uganda besides implementing a water programme in Kenya. The Kenya programme will be closed and SAP will move their water programme to Uganda. They will finance their activities through Link to Progress, an NGO newly established by SAP and the TGS Foundation.

The combined experience of these organisations is the key to the success of TGS Water Ltd.