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The Water Project: Molly Integrated School -
The Water Project: Molly Integrated School -
The Water Project: Molly Integrated School -
The Water Project: Molly Integrated School -
The Water Project: Molly Integrated School -
The Water Project: Molly Integrated School -
The Water Project: Molly Integrated School -
The Water Project: Molly Integrated School -
The Water Project: Molly Integrated School -
The Water Project: Molly Integrated School -
The Water Project: Molly Integrated School -
The Water Project: Molly Integrated School -

Project Status



Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump

Program: Wells for Schools - Uganda

Impact: 500 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 school 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…

When the LWI Uganda team arrived, community members were utilizing a borehole-hand pump located nearly one 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, provided food and guarded the team’s equipment during the night. This water committee is also responsible for collecting a well maintenance fee of 500 Ugandan shillings ($0.20 USD) per term and 100 shillings ($0.04 USD) per jerry can for non-school community members.Most residents earn a living by farming owning cattle. Before leaving the community, the team provided community member, Mr. Kazoora James 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 forty-two year old community member and head teacher, Arnold Tumwekwase, who stated, “We have been struggling so much with the children to get them water, it has been very expensive for us to provide enough water to the school community. Most times we have been buying far away from here using trucks and yet they bring us dirty water from the dams around. Otherwise we have been using the one and only borehole we have in this cell which is highly populated. This borehole is too congested which has been very difficult for the pupils. But we thank God for this water source and we thank those who have contributed for its completion. Thank you very 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.

Project Updates


04/29/2013: Molly Integrated School Project Complete!

We are excited to report that Molly Integrated School in Uganda and the surrounding have 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 project.


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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.



Contributors

The Sam Schubert Foundation
Project Underwriter - The Sunbridge Foundation
Beverly W. Sollenberger
Ragi Family and Friends
Isobel A. Fikso, Lucky Seven Foundation
The Norweb Foundation/ Terrence Sullivan
Theriot, Inc.
4 individual donor(s)