A Year Later: Karongo-Dum Community

December, 2018

The joy we saw on the face of Nicholas illustrates how the ease of getting water from the spring is making a difference in this community.

A Year Later: Karongo-Dum Community

A year ago, your generous donation enabled us to protect a spring for Karongo-Dum Community in Uganda. The contributions of incredible monthly donors and others giving directly to The Water Promise allow our local teams to visit project sites throughout the year, strengthening relationships with communities and evaluating the water project over time. These consistent visits allow us to learn vital lessons and hear amazing stories – and we’re excited to share this one from local team member Steven Kwikiriza with you.

People here have access to clean and safe water thanks to the protected spring completed a year ago.

We spoke with Agnes Nawua. She said that she is happy because she used to travel a long distance to fetch water. Now she can get good water from the nearby spring.

Agnes Nawua speaks with out field officer at the spring

Agnes adds that now she can do all her household chores in time because it is quick and easy to fetch water. Now she also has time to take on other activities!

Natural leaders have emerged in the community. They conduct sanitation follow-up activities in the village to promote healthy habits. That means more people are embracing the lessons on improved hygiene and sanitation.

Protection of the spring is only one step along the journey toward sustainable access to clean water. The Water Project is committed to consistent monitoring of each water source. Our monitoring and evaluation program, made possible by donors like you, allows us to maintain our relationships with communities by visiting up to 4 times each year to ensure that the water points are safe and reliable.

This is just one of the many ways that we monitor projects and communicate with you. Additionally, you can always check the functionality status and our project map to see how all of our water points are performing, based on our consistent monitoring data.

One project is just a drop in the bucket towards ending the global water crisis, but the ripple effects of this project are truly astounding. This project in Karongo-Dum is changing many lives.

We met Nicholas, a 13-year-old who was in a jolly mood fetching water to take home for cooking supper.

Field officer chatting with the spring care taker

He told us that his family now drinks safe and clean water that no longer has a salty taste thanks to the spring. He is encouraged by the fact that he is less likely to get sick because he does not have to drink from the unsafe water source they used a year ago.

This is only possible because of the web of support and trust built between The Water Project, our local teams, the community, and you. We are excited to stay in touch with this community and support their journey with safe water.

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