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The Water Project: Kakagate Primary School Project -
The Water Project: Kakagate Primary School Project -
The Water Project: Kakagate Primary School Project -
The Water Project: Kakagate Primary School Project -
The Water Project: Kakagate Primary School Project -
The Water Project: Kakagate Primary School Project -
The Water Project: Kakagate Primary School Project -
The Water Project: Kakagate Primary School Project -
The Water Project: Kakagate Primary School Project -

Project Status



Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump

Program: Wells for Schools - Uganda

Impact: 500 Served

Project Phase:  Installed - Jun 2013

Functionality Status:  Partner Monitoring Unavailable

Last Checkup: 10/20/2015

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Community Profile

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

When the LWI—Uganda team arrived, families were dependent on a lake and other water catchment systems to help sustain their water needs. As is common in this very dry area, the common water sources are extremely dirty open dams shared with cattle. Because of this, families were suffering from typhoid, malaria, diarrhea and severe dehydration among other preventable water related illnesses. During the team’s stay, community members assembled a water committee consisting of 5 men and 5 women who assisted the team with the water project whenever possible and provided any materials they had available. Most residents farm to earn a living and sell what excess produce they have at nearby markets. Others raise livestock, mostly cattle. There is a primary school located in the community with 459 students; 228 boys and 231 girls, all who now have access to a safe water source. Before leaving the community, the team provided the water committee 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 thirty-five year old community member and head teacher, Annet Asiimwe, who stated, “I am grateful for LWI–Uganda for this water source given to us as a school and the community, I don’t know how to thank an individual people who did these but all those who have participated in one way or another, I want to thank the school management who have worked with us to see that this water source is constructed here. Water is life and what we have got is life indeed, we do appreciate the all programs about the hygiene and sanitation, I pledge to improve on our health issues. Thank you very much.”

During the hygiene education, the LWI—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


07/11/2013: Kakagate Primary School Project Complete!

We are excited to report that the Kakagate Primary School in Uganda, and the surrounding community, now have a source of safe, clean water.  We just posted a report from the field including information about the school and community, GPS coordinates, and pictures of the project.  Thank you for your help!


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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.


"I am grateful for this water source given to us as a school and the community, I don’t know how to thank an individual people who did these but all those who have participated in one way or another... Water is life and what we have got is life indeed, we do appreciate the all programs about the hygiene and sanitation, I pledge to improve on our health issues. Thank you very much."

Annet A. - Head Teacher



Contributors

Project Sponsor - The Moxley Family Charitable Fund
Prince of Peace Episcopal Church
VRL Soul'd Out Cafe Fundraising Page
Cheney Family's Cans for clean water