Nyabushozi WPA I



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Country:
Uganda

Program:
Wells for Schools - Uganda

GPS:
Latitude -0.20
Longitude 30.87

Impact:
500 Served

Project Status:
Installed


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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



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Stories and 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.


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Recent 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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Monitoring Data


Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump
Location:  Kirahura District, Nyabushozi WPA, Uganda
ProjectID: 6035
Install Date:  07/31/2013

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

Visit History:
06/23/2015 — Functional
10/20/2015 — Functional




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)


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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.