Enkondo Village



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Country:
Uganda

Program:
Wells for Uganda

GPS:
Latitude -0.92
Longitude 30.25

Impact:
500 Served

Project Status:
Installed


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Stories and Community Profile

Upon completion of the project, our partner in the field reports…

The people of the village of Enkondo depend on subsistence farming for their livelihood. When the LWI Uganda team arrived community members were utilizing an unprotected spring located two kilometers away from the community to meet all of their water needs. Because of this, families were left suffering from typhoid, malaria, diarrhea and other preventable water related illnesses. The LWI Uganda team was pleased to hear the community utilizing covered latrine pits which will help to prevent further spread of diseases in the area. During the teams’ stay a water committee consisting of six men and two women made food for the team. The water committee is also responsible for collecting  a well maintenance fee of 1000 Ugandan Shillings per household every three months to help sustain the community’s water source. In keeping with our Strategic Plan launched in January of 2011, LWI’s plan is to train communities to maintain water projects for sustainability. If communities slip back into a situation where they must rely on unimproved water sources, our donors’ investment is compromised. To help prevent this occurrence, Living Water International engages communities to help in planning, managing and monitoring of the rural water supply. The nearest school is located two kilometers away from the community and now students, teachers and administrative personnel all have access to safe, clean drinking water. Before leaving the community the LWI Uganda team provided community member Nuwagaba Innocent with a LWI contact number in case the well were to fall into disrepair, become subject to vandalism or theft.

The LWI Uganda team had the opportunity to meet with sixty-five year old, farmer, Owembabazi Joy, who stated, “Am glad that this borehole is constructed near me so I will no longer need to move so far downhill to fetch water. I am now old I don’t have the strength anymore but God had a plan for me, He knew about this and He had fixed it for me!”

During the hygiene education, the LWI Uganda team addresses: Hand washing, how to properly transport and store water, disease transmission and prevention, how to maintain proper care of the pump, as well as signs and symptoms of dehydration and how to make Oral Rehydration Solution. All of these lessons are taught in a participatory method to help community members discover ways to improve their hygiene and sanitation choices, and implement community driven solutions.


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Recent Project Updates


07/17/2012: A New Well Completed In Uganda

We are excited to report that the village of Enkondo, Uganda, has a new source of fresh, clean water.  We have just posted a report from the field including GPS coordinates and pictures


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Monitoring Data


Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump
Location:  Enkondo WPA, Uganda
ProjectID: 6021
Install Date:  07/17/2012

Monitoring Data
Water Point:
Functional
Last Visit: 10/20/2015
Well Depth:  269.00M

Visit History:
01/15/2015 — Functional
03/15/2015 — Functional
06/23/2015 — Functional
10/20/2015 — Functional




Sponsors


10 individual donors
Savetopia.com
SUNY Cortland
Novo Resources (USA) Corp.
Terri Clark Tours, Inc.
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Country Details

Uganda

Population: 27 million
Lacking clean water: 36%
Below poverty line: 37%

Partner Profile

Nearly 20 years ago, LWI set out to help the church in North America be the hands and feet of Jesus by serving the poorest of the poor. 600 million people in the world live on less than $2 a day. 884 million people lack access to safe drinking water.

In response to this need, LWI implements participatory, community-based water solutions in developing countries.

LWI is a former partner of The Water Project.