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The Water Project: Nyabushozi WPA I -
The Water Project: Nyabushozi WPA I -
The Water Project: Nyabushozi WPA I -
The Water Project: Nyabushozi WPA I -
The Water Project: Nyabushozi WPA I -
The Water Project: Nyabushozi WPA I -
The Water Project: Nyabushozi WPA I -
The Water Project: Nyabushozi WPA I -
The Water Project: Nyabushozi WPA I -
The Water Project: Nyabushozi WPA I -
The Water Project: Nyabushozi WPA I -
The Water Project: Nyabushozi WPA I -

Project Status



Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump

Program: Wells for Schools - Uganda

Impact: 500 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 did in cooperation with our partner and Attack Poverty.  Upon completion of the project, our partner in the field reports…

A LWI Uganda team member commented, “The most memorable story from this project is that it is located in between two primary schools purposely serving both with a combined population of 500-700 pupils. The two schools were not previously cooperating with each other but now because of this one well it has built the relationship and I happened to meet the two head teachers who are now good friends. I recalled the story of the Samaritan Woman who interacted with a Jew for the first time at the Well and she believed and was saved.” When the team arrived, families were utilizing a water catchment system located one kilometer away from the community to meet all of their water needs. Because of this, families were suffering from typhoid and malaria. The LWI Uganda 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 assembled a water committee consisting of six men and four 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 term well maintenance fee of 300 Ugandan Shillings per pupil. For community members, the water committee collects 100 Ugandan Shillings per jerrican of water. Most residents farm or keep cattle to earn a living. Before leaving the community, the team provided community member, Junda Margret Rose, with a LWI Uganda contact number in case their well were to fall into disrepair, become subject to vandalism or theft.

The LWI Uganda team had an opportunity to meet with fourteen year old community member and student, Master Isaac, who stated, “Life before was miserable when we had no choice for clean and safe water, but now I am glad that we have the option for safe water here, I am grateful, thank you all for your effort to see that we get clean water, you have saved many children’s lives.”

During the hygiene education, the LWI 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


07/31/2013: Nyabushozi WPA I Project Complete!

We are excited to report that the community of Nyabushozi WPA, and the two adjacent primary schools, 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.  Thank you for your help!


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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.


Life before was miserable when we had no choice for clean and safe water, but now I am glad that we have the option for safe water here, I am grateful, thank you all for your effort to see that we get clean water, you have saved many children’s lives.

Master I. - Student, 14



Contributors

San Gabriel Mission Elementary School
Stephen Schapiro
Virginia Singletary/Micah Sanders
Woodlawn Baptist Church of Lowell, Inc.
Edward Town Middle School
Spring Cypress Swim Team
St. John Church
Norwood Park School
North Surrey Secondary School
Vietnamese Baptist Church of Garland
Burnaby Central Secondary School
Trinity Lutheran Church & School
First Congregational Church
Hillcrest Baptist Church
Abington Friends School
Southdale Church of the Nazarene
Trinity Freewill Baptist Youth group
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church & School
Shir Shalom Hebrew School
Garfield Middle School/Hamilton City Schools
St. John Notre Dame School
Virginia Commonwealth University
Christ the King Jr/Sr High School
Africa Unite
First Pres Big City Kids
K & S Rolloff, Inc.
West Millbrook Middle School
Girl Scout Troop 45366
Duck Creek Community Church
Clayton Valley Charter High School
ICSJ Girl Scout Cadettes
Edmunds Middle School- Team Quest
Total Deliverance Worship Center - Dallas (Pastor Quelan Portley)
Woodridge Grade 4 2013
Miss Carpenter's Homeroom
Westside Baptist Church Children's Ministry
63 individual donor(s)