A Year Later: Rwempisi-Amanga Community

December, 2018

People are drinking clean and safe water thanks to the spring protection built a year ago.

A Year Later: Rwempisi-Amanga Community

A year ago, your generous donation enabled us to protect a spring for Rwempisi-Amanga 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 Kwekiriza with you.

People are drinking clean and safe water thanks to the spring protection built a year ago. Children no longer fall sick, which means they are no longer absent from school. The levels of diarrheal diseases have reduced drastically after the water point was commissioned, according to interviews and surveys in the community.

Joshua and Stephen exchanging ideas

One person we met at the spring was Sharon. She said she does not have to walk a long distance to the old water point anymore since the new clean water point is close to her home. She previously spent more than 30 minutes to fetch water from the old source. Now, it takes her less than 10 minutes to get water. Other people we spoke with at the spring also mentioned that they don’t worry about getting snake bites, something that was a common occurrence at the other water point because of its location.

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 Rwempisi-Amanga Community is changing many lives.

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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