Rushere Community Church

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Wells for Schools - Uganda

Latitude -0.22
Longitude 30.93

250 Served

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Stories and 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.

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Recent 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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Monitoring Data

Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump
Location:  Rushere Community Church, Rushere, Nyabushozi, Uganda
ProjectID: 6020
Install Date:  04/29/2013

Monitoring Data
Water Point:
Last Visit: 10/20/2015
Well Depth:  262.00M

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


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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.