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The Water Project: Buzooba Community Church -
The Water Project: Buzooba Community Church -
The Water Project: Buzooba Community Church -
The Water Project: Buzooba Community Church -
The Water Project: Buzooba Community Church -
The Water Project: Buzooba Community Church -
The Water Project: Buzooba Community Church -
The Water Project: Buzooba Community Church -
The Water Project: Buzooba Community Church -
The Water Project: Buzooba Community Church -

Project Status



Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump

Program: Wells for Schools - Uganda

Impact: 120 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 we were able to do in cooperation with our partner and Attack Poverty.  Upon completion of the project, our partner in the field reports…

When the Living Water Uganda team arrived, 120 community residents were dependent on a river and water catchment system located one kilometer away from the community to meet their water needs. As is common in this area, students and surrounding households share their water source with cattle and other livestock. 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 meals for the team. This water committee is also responsible for collecting a well maintenance fee of 100 Ugandan Shillings per 20 liter jerrican. Most residents farm to earn a living and sell what excess produce they have at nearby markets. Others raise livestock, mostly cattle. Before leaving the community, the team provided the water committee with a Living Water Uganda contact number in case their well were to fall into disrepair, become subject to vandalism or theft.

The Living Water Uganda team had an opportunity to meet with thirty year old community member and farmer, Emmanuel Musiimwe, who stated, “We thanks Living Water for this blessing because in our cell, the nearest water source has been a shallow dam which usually dries up two weeks after the dry season starts, forcing us all to travel 3.5 kilometers to another open dam.”

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


07/22/2013: Buzooba Community Church Project Complete!

We are excited to report that the village surrounding Buzooba 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 project.  Thank you for your help!


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Project Photos


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.


"We give thanks for this blessing because in our cell, the nearest water source has been a shallow dam which usually dries up two weeks after the dry season starts, forcing us all to travel 3.5 kilometers to another open dam."

Emmanuel M. - Farmer



Contributors

MI Water's Fundraising Page
Tim Hwang's Fundraising Page
Sara Burke

And 6 other fundraising page(s)
2 individual donor(s)