Buzooba Community Church



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Country:
Uganda

Program:
Wells for Schools - Uganda

GPS:
Latitude -0.17
Longitude 30.85

Impact:
120 Served

Project Status:
Installed


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"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



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Stories and 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.


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Recent 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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Monitoring Data


Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump
Location:  Buzooba Community Church, Nyabushozi WPA, Kirahura District, Uganda
ProjectID: 6030
Install Date:  07/22/2013

Monitoring Data
Water Point:
Functional
Last Visit: 10/20/2015
Well Depth:  157.00M

Visit History:
01/15/2015 — Functional
03/15/2015 — Functional
06/24/2015 — Functional
10/20/2015 — Functional




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.