A Year Later: Ekarakaveni II-Androsi Community

December, 2017

The old open water source definitely caused diseases like running stomachs… But we never experience such difficulties these days since now we have a protected spring. The water is very clear throughout the year and it does not smell. It is safe for drinking.

A Year Later: Ekarakaveni II-Androsi Community

A year ago, generous donors helped install a well with Ekarakaveni II-Androsi Community in Uganda. Because of these gifts and contributions from our monthly donors, partners can visit project sites throughout the year, strengthening relationships with communities and evaluating the actual water project. These consistent visits allow us to learn vital lessons and hear amazing stories – we’re excited to share this one from our partners, Geoffrey Kusemererwa and Stephen Kwikiriza with you.


A baseline survey was conducted in Ekarakaveni II on November 3, 2016 by Stephen. He found that there are 31 households here. However, of the 31 households only 17 had proper latrines. The rest were either sharing a latrine or practicing Open Defecation (OD). Training as held a week later, with an action plan to eliminate open defecation by December 1, 2017. We are glad to report that through the help of the local leader, local council, and health team, we were able to meet this target.

Geofrey fetching water at the spring.

Stephen met Geofrey Osiba at the spring to talk about the changes he’s witnessed throughout the last year. He said that “the old open water source definitely caused diseases like running stomachs… But we never experience such difficulties these days since now we have a protected spring. The water is very clear throughout the year and it does not smell. It is safe for drinking. We were taught that cleanliness starts at the home and goes to the water point. Do not fetch water in dirty containers since it will contaminants the water that you have fetched…”

Julius Munguriech

Julius Munguriech arrived to fetch water at the spring. “We trust the water we drink these days will not harm us with any diseases like the previous one did,” he said. He and the rest of the community are so grateful for the clean water they have, and more so for the resulting good health.


The Water Project and our partners are committed to consistent monitoring of each water source. Our monitoring and evaluation program, made possible by monthly donors, allows us to visit communities up to 4 times a year. Read more about our program and how you can help.



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