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The Water Project: Rushere Community Church -
The Water Project: Rushere Community Church -
The Water Project: Rushere Community Church -
The Water Project: Rushere Community Church -
The Water Project: Rushere Community Church -
The Water Project: Rushere Community Church -
The Water Project: Rushere Community Church -
The Water Project: Rushere Community Church -
The Water Project: Rushere Community Church -
The Water Project: Rushere Community Church -
The Water Project: Rushere Community Church -
The Water Project: Rushere Community Church -
The Water Project: Rushere Community Church -
The Water Project: Rushere Community Church -
The Water Project: Rushere Community Church -

Project Status



Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump

Program: Wells for Schools - Uganda

Impact: 250 Served

Project Phase:  Installed - Apr 2013

Functionality Status:  Partner Monitoring Unavailable

Last Checkup: 10/20/2015

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Community Profile

This project was to construct a new well for a church and surrounding community in Uganda.  We did this through our partner, Living Water International, and in cooperation with another group called Attack Poverty.  Upon completion of the project, our partner in the field reports…

A LWI Uganda team member commented, “The most memorable thing about this project was that it was our very first borehole for 2013 and the first in the newly established WASH Program Area (WPA).” When the team arrived, community members were utilizing a water catchment system located .06 of a kilometer away from the community to meet all of their water needs. Because of this, families were suffering from typhoid and malaria. The LWI Uganda team was pleased to learn of the community’s use of a covered pit latrine as this will help prevent further spread of disease in the area. During the team’s stay, community members assembled a water committee consisting of five men and five 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 a monthly well maintenance fee of 1,000 Ugandan shillings per household ($0.40 USD). Most community members are of Catholic, Protestant or Muslim faith and earn a living by subsistence farming or by raising dairy and beef cattle. The nearest school is located one 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, Mr. Nyabuhinga Samuel, with a LWI Uganda contact number in case their well were to fall into disrepair, become subject to vandalism or theft.

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.

Project Updates


04/29/2013: Rushere Community Church Project Complete

We are excited to report that the community surrounding Rushere Community Church in Uganda has a new source of safe, clean water.  We just posted a report from our partner in the field including information about the community, GPS coordinates, and pictures of the newly constructed well.  


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10/18/2012: A Brief Project Update

This project continues to be delayed as our partner is waiting to identify a school.  We will keep you informed as to the progress of this work.  If you would like to re-allocate your donations to another country where we are working on projects that benefit schools please let us know.


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Project Photos


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.



Contributors

CENTERPOINT Church, Danville KY
Manufacturing Solutions/Young Choe
Rochester Community Foundation/ Mr. and Mrs. Riedman
United Way Capital Area
In honor of Jeremy, and Anna Ziegler
Duck Creek Community Church
North Davie Middle
Public Speaking Class of West Chester University
Poolesville Club's Fundraising Page

And 1 other fundraising page(s)
64 individual donor(s)