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: Apr 2012

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Community Profile

Our implementing partner reports from the field…

Kikoko village is located in Makulubita Sub County, in Luwero District. The District Lies amid Latitude 2 degrees North of the Equator, and between longitude 32 and 33 east. Luwero was the site of a brutal insurgency by the rebel National Resistance Army and a brutal counter-insurgency by the government of Milton Obote, known as “the guerilla war” that left many thousands of people dead during the early to mid-1980s. The area affected by the war has come to be known as the Luwero triangle and still struggles from the effects to this day. To locate Kikoko village we had to Liaise with the sub county LC III Chairperson and health Inspector who identified Kikoko as one of the poorly served villages in terms of safe water coverage and sanitation standards.

You have to go through 2 steep valleys before you reach Kikoko village, the village has 90 households with a population of 550 people. There was only one protected source located over 3km away from where Kikoko well is being constructed. Currently. this protected source is not functioning because it dried up and it’s now 6 years since it stopped working and the whole community has been drawing water from the un protected water ponds scattered in their village for that time. Agriculture is the main economic activity for this community which involves crop and animal husbandry. The agriculture is more of subsistence in nature with more emphasis put on growing Matooke, Maize, cassava and beans and keeping of local chickens and cattle as household source of food and income for their children’s fees and other basic demands.

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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.