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The Water Project: Ekikagate II Community -
The Water Project: Ekikagate II Community -
The Water Project: Ekikagate II Community -
The Water Project: Ekikagate II Community -
The Water Project: Ekikagate II Community -
The Water Project: Ekikagate II Community -
The Water Project: Ekikagate II Community -
The Water Project: Ekikagate II Community -
The Water Project: Ekikagate II Community -
The Water Project: Ekikagate II Community -
The Water Project: Ekikagate II Community -

Project Status



Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump

Program: Wells for Uganda

Impact: 460 Served

Project Phase:  Installed - Apr 2014

Functionality Status:  Partner Monitoring Unavailable

Last Checkup: 10/20/2015

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Community Profile

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

Community Details
When the team arrived, 92 families and the United Pentecostal Church were dependent on various forms of surface water and rainwater collection to meet all of their water needs. Because of this and the community’s partial practice of open defecation, families were suffering from diarrhea and severe dehydration among other preventable water related illnesses. There are community health workers serving in the community to help better community health outcomes. The community has access to shared communal facilities, pit latrines and a pit latrine with a slab, which will help prevent further spread of disease in the community. Most residents are or Protestant, Catholic or Muslim faith and the local United Pentecostal Church will continue to share the gospel with the unreached in Ekikagate 11 Community. During the team’s stay, community members assembled a Water Committee and CBO (Community Based Organization) who assisted the team with the water project whenever possible, supplied any materials they had available and guarded the team’s equipment. Water Committees are typically comprised of 5 to 7 members who are trained in various aspects of well maintenance and management. The 2 committees combined will help maintain and financially support the improved water system.

Hygiene Promotion
A community baseline feed back meetings was held, triggering the community to establish 7 sanitation facilities per household. Two follow-up verifications have been performed with local leaders to assess the progress made towards Open Defecation Free (ODF) declaration. During the hygiene education, and using a Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) approach, the following principle hygiene issues were addressed: 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.

Community Member Interview
The team had an opportunity to meet with 50 year old community member and subsistence farmer, Katushabe, who stated, “Water borne diseases have been very common among our people due to drinking unsafe water from unprotected sources. We are thankful to God and Living Water for the provision of the borehole. I am confident that the prevalence of diarrheal diseases will greatly reduced.”

Project Updates


04/28/2014: Ekikagate II Project Complete

We are excited to report that the community of Ekikagate II in Uganda has a new source of safe, clean water.  A new well has been constructed and the community has been trained in proper sanitation and hygiene, both of which will go a long way towards stopping the spread of disease within the community.  We just posted a report from our partner in the field including information about the community, GPS coordinates, and pictures.  Take a look, and Thank You for your help.


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Project Type

Borehole and Hand Pump

Girls and women walk long distances for water when safe water is very often right under their feet! Underground rivers, called aquifers, often contain a constant supply of safe water – but you have to get to it. No matter what machine or piece of equipment is used, all drilling is aiming for a borehole that reaches into an aquifer. If the aquifer has water - and after the well is developed - we are able to pull water to the surface utilizing a hand-pump. If all goes as planned, the community is left with a safe, closed water source providing around 5 gallons of water a minute through a hand-pump.