Kizaara Primary School Ntungamo

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Wells for Schools - Uganda

Latitude -0.89
Longitude 30.31

500 Served

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Stories and Community Profile

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

The LWI Uganda team had difficulty finding a suitable site to drill for this project. Fortunately the team eventually found private land, a short walk to the school but also close to many households in the surrounding area. When the team arrived, community members were utilizing an unprotected hand dug well located one kilometer away from the community to meet all of their water needs. Because of this, families were suffering from typhoid, malaria, diarrhea and severe dehydration. During the team’s stay, community members assembled a water committee consisting of seven men and four women who assisted the team with the water project whenever possible and provided meals for the team. This water committee is also responsible for collecting an annual well maintenance fee of 5,000 Ugandan Shillings per household. Most community members earn a living by subsistence farming, raising cattle and working on banana plantations. The nearest school is a primary school with 437 students that is located half of a kilometer away from the community whose students, teachers and administrative personnel all have access to the new, safe water source. Before leaving the community, the team provided community member, Kakuba Godfrey, with a LWI Uganda contact number in case their well were to fall into disrepair, become subject to vandalism or theft.

The LWI Uganda team had an opportunity to meet with seventy-eight year old community member and farmer, Beyooka Stephen who stated, “I had a problem with accessing clean water, the two boreholes we have in our area are far away from us and always busy, so when we evaluate the time spent on the borehole is too much, we just slope down the hill to our running water by the roadside even though we know it is not clean. That can only be done in rainy seasons though, in dry season we had to bear the situation and line up on the borehole till we get water. I am happy now that LWI has considered those challenges and put this borehole at least near us, it’s really a good thing for all of us, thank you LWI for listening to our requests. May God bless you so much.”

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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07/25/2012: Project Complete In Kizaara

We are excited to report that Kizaara Primary School, Ntungamo, Uganda, and the surrounding community now have a clean, safe source of water.  We just posted a report from the field with GPS coordinates and pictures

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Monitoring Data

Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump
Location:  Kizaara Primary School, Ntungamo, Uganda
ProjectID: 6019
Install Date:  07/25/2012

Monitoring Data
Water Point:
Last Visit: 10/20/2015
Well Depth:  210.00M

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


141 individual donors
Cynthia Flint Crawford
The Fahlstrom Family
Marina Spence
Indian Rock Tree Farm
Joseph and Cynthia Masto and Family
the tomb family
Yogurtland Downtown Fullerton
D & S Alle
The Baker Family
San Carlos United Methodist Church
Coblentz Family
Laird Family

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Country Details


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.