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The Water Project: Rushere Town School -
The Water Project: Rushere Town School -
The Water Project: Rushere Town School -
The Water Project: Rushere Town School -
The Water Project: Rushere Town School -
The Water Project: Rushere Town School -
The Water Project: Rushere Town School -
The Water Project: Rushere Town School -
The Water Project: Rushere Town School -

Project Status



Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump

Program: Wells for Schools - Uganda

Impact: 124 Served

Project Phase:  Installed - Jul 2013

Functionality Status:  Partner Monitoring Unavailable

Last Checkup: 10/20/2015

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Community Profile

This is a project that we did in cooperation with Attack Poverty.  Upon completion of the project, our partner in the field reports…

When the Living Water Uganda team arrived, 124 residents were dependent on an open borehole that they shared with livestock to meet all of their water needs. Because of this, families were suffering from typhoid, malaria, diarrhea and severe dehydration among other preventable water related illnesses. The 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 assisted the team with the water project whenever possible, provided any materials they had available and guarded the team’s equipment during the night. Most farm or raise livestock to earn a living. There is a school located in the community whose124 students now all have access to the new, safe water source. Before leaving the community, the team established a committee to collect a monthly well maintenance fee of 100 Ugandan Shillings per jerrican.

The Living Water Uganda team had an opportunity to meet with forty-two year old community member and teacher, Twesigye Gilbert, who stated, “Before having this borehole, the school director had to wake up at 5am to fetch water from the overcrowded (LWI 2010) borehole in Rushere market. Even with this effort, the earliest we would obtain enough water for the school would be 10am which delayed the start of classes. Sometimes if the line at the market borehole was too long we would have to resort to the open dam used for washing cars which wasn’t safe for our children.”

During the hygiene education, the Living Water 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


07/11/2013: Rushere Town School Project Complete!

We are excited to report that the students of Rushere Town School in Uganda 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.  We and the students 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.


"Before having this borehole, the school director had to wake up at 5am to fetch water from the overcrowded borehole in Rushere market. Even with this effort, the earliest we would obtain enough water for the school would be 10am which delayed the start of classes. Sometimes if the line at the market borehole was too long we would have to resort to the open dam used for washing cars which wasn’t safe for our children."

Twesigye G. - Teacher



Contributors

Project Underwriter - Pfizer Foundation Matching Gifts - Mary Molloy
St. John's Church, Norwood Parish
St. Ambrose Campus Ministry
2 individual donor(s)