Byanamira Modern Primary School



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Country:
Uganda

Program:
Wells for Schools - Uganda

GPS:
Latitude -0.26
Longitude 30.69

Impact:
400 Served

Project Status:
Installed


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Stories and Community Profile

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

When the Living Water Uganda team arrived, 320 Students and 60 surrounding households who were dependent on a water catchment system 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 any materials they had available. This water committee is also responsible for collecting a well maintenance fee of 100 Ugandan Shillings per jerri can. Most residents farm and raise livestock to earn a living. Others raise livestock, mostly cattle. There is a primary school located in the community with 320 students; 149 boys and 171 girls, all who now have access to a safe water source. 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.

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 fifty-three year old community member, farmer and local councilor, Tumisiime Stephen, who stated, “Byanamira being community of mainly low income earners, the little resources we earn can never enable us to meet even the most basic needs, like clean water. With no option, we have for such a long time depended on the dirty water from a rich man’s dam, from which we are constantly chased and which also often dries up during the dry season. We often have had to move about 5km during the dry season to find water. Living water has come to our rescue at a very critical time during this dry season, when some people had even begun migrating. We thus commit to caring for this water source as a treasured possession and we are all in agreement to apprehend anyone who refuses to contribute the user fee meant to ensure its sustainability. We thank God and thank LWI for having a heart for our hurting people.”


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07/31/2013: Byanamira Modern Primary School Project Complete!

We are excited to report that Byanamira Modern Primary School 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.  Take a look, and Thank You for your help!


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Monitoring Data


Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump
Location:  Byanamira Modern Primary School, Nyabushozi WPA, Kirahura District, Uganda
ProjectID: 6033
Install Date:  07/31/2013

Monitoring Data
Water Point:
Functional
Last Visit: 10/20/2015
Well Depth:  223.00M

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.