Nshwerempango Church



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Country:
Uganda

Program:
Wells for Schools - Uganda

GPS:
Latitude -0.24
Longitude 30.96

Impact:
400 Served

Project Status:
Installed


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"We asked for water because we have always had trouble getting water. Even the dirty (dam) water was very far from us and in the dry season, the dam owners would often deny us access... You had many reasons to go away from here as the potential for finding water is small, but you really sacrificed with so many attempts to make sure we got clean and safe water. We are grateful and promise to work hand in hand with you to make sure the well is protected and maintained."

Frank N. - Farmer



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Stories and Community Profile

This is a project we got 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, 80 families were sharing their water source with cattle and other livestock. Residents were dependent on a water catchment system located in the community 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 one kilometer away from the community whose students, teachers and administrative personnel 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 5,000 Ugandan Shillings per house hold.

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.

The Living Water Uganda team had an opportunity to meet with thirty-six year old community member, Farmer and WUC chairman, Frank Ngundu, who stated, “We asked for water because we have always had trouble getting water. Even the dirty (dam) water was very far from us and in the dry season, the dam owners would often deny us access. We now thank God and Living Water for considering us. You had many reasons to go away from here as the potential for finding water is small, but you really sacrificed with so many attempts to make sure we got clean and safe water. We are grateful and promise to work hand in hand with you to make sure the well is protected and maintained.”


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Recent Project Updates


07/22/2013: Nshwerempango Church Project Complete!

We are excited to report that the community of Nshwerempango 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:  Nshwerempango Church of Uganda, Nyabushozi WPA,Kirahura District, Uganda
ProjectID: 6031
Install Date:  07/22/2013

Monitoring Data
Water Point:
Functional
Last Visit: 10/20/2015
Well Depth:  197.00M

Visit History:
01/01/2015 — 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.