A Year Later: Rwentale-Kyamugenyi Community

December, 2018

Josephat says he no longer gets stomachaches ever since he began drinking clean water from the well.

A Year Later: Rwentale-Kyamugenyi Community

A year ago, your generous donation enabled us to construct a new well for Rwentale-Kyamugenyi 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 Olive Kamusiime with you.

Before, people here had no safe water point in the village. The only water source was an open place that they shared with animals. It was an unsafe source of water and one that had a lot of competition because it was used by so many people with so many needs. This forced people to travel to neighboring Karungu Village in search of water. That trip would take people more than an hour.

However, with the construction of the hand-dug well, the community now has the water it needs. People now have their own water point and do not have to travel long distances in search of water. In addition the water is easy to fetch, it is no longer a place for animals to drink, and is a safer source of water for community members to drink.

Construction of the well 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 Rwentale-Kyamugenyi, Uganda is changing many lives.

Josephat is 7 years old and attends primary school in nearby Kichandi. He told us that he now drink clean water which is neither brown nor has dirt particles in it.

“This water is clear and safe to drink,” he declared.

And he no longer gets stomachaches caused by drinking unsafe water. Josephat is happy about the fact that he does not have to travel long distances to fetch water to use at home since the water point is near his family’s house.

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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