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The Water Project: Rwanyangwe High School -
The Water Project: Rwanyangwe High School -
The Water Project: Rwanyangwe High School -
The Water Project: Rwanyangwe High School -
The Water Project: Rwanyangwe High School -
The Water Project: Rwanyangwe High School -
The Water Project: Rwanyangwe High School -
The Water Project: Rwanyangwe High School -
The Water Project: Rwanyangwe High School -
The Water Project: Rwanyangwe High School -

Project Status

Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump

Program: Wells for Schools - Uganda

Impact: 300 Served

Project Phase:  Installed - Jul 2013

Functionality Status:  Partner Monitoring Unavailable

Last Checkup: 10/20/2015

Project Features

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Community Profile

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

When the Living Water Uganda team arrived, 253 Students and 25 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 80,000 Ugandan Shillings per month. Most residents farm to earn a living and sell what excess produce they have at nearby markets. Others raise livestock, mostly cattle. There is a primary school located in the community with 253 students; 107 boys and 146 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 forty-two year old community member and Water User Committee Chairman, Kakiiza Charles, who stated, “I thank this community for their contribution towards to the maintenance of this borehole, this is the sign of willingness and cooperation amongst you, and I want to urge you to continue with that spirit that is the only way you change your community to develop. The sign you have shown to receive this program shows that this community has a chance to transform their lives for the better future.”

Project Updates

07/31/2013: Rwanyangwe High School Project Complete!

We are excited to report that Rwanyangwe High School and the surrounding community 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.  Take a look, and Thank You for helping!

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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.


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