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The Water Project: Ekikagate III Community -
The Water Project: Ekikagate III Community -
The Water Project: Ekikagate III Community -
The Water Project: Ekikagate III Community -
The Water Project: Ekikagate III Community -
The Water Project: Ekikagate III Community -
The Water Project: Ekikagate III Community -
The Water Project: Ekikagate III Community -
The Water Project: Ekikagate III Community -
The Water Project: Ekikagate III Community -
The Water Project: Ekikagate III Community -
The Water Project: Ekikagate III Community -
The Water Project: Ekikagate III Community -
The Water Project: Ekikagate III Community -
The Water Project: Ekikagate III Community -
The Water Project: Ekikagate III Community -

Project Status



Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump

Program: Wells for Uganda

Impact: 225 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, 45 families including a local Ekikgate II Pentecostal Church were dependent on various forms of surface water to sustain their immediate and growing water needs. Because of this and the community’s 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 who are working to better community health outcomes. Most residents are of Protestant, Catholic or Muslim faith and the local church will help continue to cultivate believers by using the provision of safe drinking water to share the good news. During the team’s stay, community members assembled a water committee who assisted the team with the water project whenever possible, supplied any materials they had available and guarded the team’s equipment. This water committee is also responsible for helping maintain the well after the team leaves the area.

Hygiene Promotion
Upon arrival in Ekikagate III Community, the Living Water team conducted a baseline survey to better determine lessons to teach and to better monitor hygiene lessons learned. Following a community baseline survey, a feedback meeting was held with community members, triggering drawing up of a sanitation improvement action plan. Joint home improvement verification visits were done with local leaders. During the hygiene education, and using a Community Led Total Sanitation 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. After they hygiene education the community constructed tippy taps for single household use and a pit latrine with a slab.

Community Member Interview
The team had an opportunity to meet with 48 year old community member and subsistence farmer, Patrick, who stated, “For a long time, we really suffered not only from diseases related to drinking dirty water, but also walking very long distances hunting for potable water. We thank God for bringing Living Water Uganda to our rescue. I strongly believe that our community will become more productive.”

Project Updates


04/28/2014: Ekikagate III Project Complete

We are excited to report that the project to build a new well in Ekikagate III in Uganda is complete.  The new well, together with training in sanitation and hygiene, will go a long way toward stopping the spread of disease in 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.