Molly Integrated School



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Country:
Uganda

Program:
Wells for Schools - Uganda

GPS:
Latitude -0.21
Longitude 30.95

Impact:
500 Served

Project Status:
Installed


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Stories and 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.


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Recent 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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Monitoring Data


Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump
Location:  Molly Integrated School, Rushere Town Boar, Nyabushozi, Uganda
ProjectID: 6023
Install Date:  04/29/2013

Monitoring Data
Water Point:
Functional
Last Visit: 10/20/2015
Well Depth:  236.00M

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




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)


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Country Details

Uganda

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.