Project Status

Project Type:  Dug Well and Hand Pump

Program: Wells for Masindi / Jinga Uganda

Impact: 500 Served

Project Phase: 
Community Managed
Implementing Partner Monitoring Data Unavailable
Initial Installation: Mar 2012

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Community Profile

Buliga, or literally “little sheep”, is a small village in Bukanga sub-county. It borders the same swamp as Nawantale and Busambwa villages that are also partnering with Busoga Trust.  Buliga is a pleasant village, with sparse distribution of houses and plenty of food crops spread around. There seems to be less sugarcane grown here than in other villages in the surrounding area. The sugarcane that is grown here though is grown by the landowners and sold directly to the sugarmills, the price per acre of sugarcane is roughly 250,000UHS ($160) and this can be harvested more than once a year.

The problem of water is a real threat to the community. There is only one traditional source in the valley basin that is used by the whole community. Fortunately, it is present all year round, but all the same it is unprotected and very dirty. The nearest safe water sources are either the government borehole that is the other side of Bukanga village, roughly 2 miles distance, or another government borehole 3 miles in the other direction in the village of Kiroba. However, their nearest current safe water source is in Nawantale, a well dug with the help of the Busoga Trust just last year and installed in December.  However, in a few weeks the people will have their own safe water source to use and maintain.

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Project Type

Dug Well and Hand Pump

Hand-dug wells are best suited for clay, sand, gravel and mixed soil ground formations. A large diameter well is dug by hand, and then lined with either bricks or concrete to prevent contamination and collapse of the well. Once a water table is hit, the well is capped and a hand-pump is installed – creating a complete and enclosed water system.