Kinoni Community High School



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Country:
Uganda

Program:
Wells for Schools - Uganda

GPS:
Latitude -0.08
Longitude 31.06

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 LWI Uganda team arrived, community members were utilizing a water catchment system located 1.5 kilometers away from the community to meet all of their water needs. Because of this, families were suffering from typhoid and malaria among other preventable water related illnesses. During the team’s stay, community members assisted the team with the water project whenever possible. The community also assembled a water committee consisting of five men and five women who are responsible for collecting a term well maintenance fee of 500 Ugandan Shillings per students and community members pay 100 Ugandan Shillings per jerrican of water collected. Most residents farm and raise cattle to support their families. Many are of the 400 high school students and 603 primary school students residing in the area. Before leaving the community, the team provided community member, Mr. David Tumwijukye with a LWI Uganda contact number in case their well were to fall into disrepair, become subject to vandalism or theft.

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.

The LWI Uganda team had an opportunity to meet with thirty-five year old community member and head teacher, Nathan Nyabuguruka, who stated, “We are really grateful for the water source, first of all it’s near the school and secondary its safe for us. We only had one water source for all of this community and that is the valley dam down in the town. It is very far away from the school and its un safe for human consumption only that we did not have any option. The storm water runs in it with all the rubbish in the town. There is no protection for young kids that can easily fall into the dam. But now we have a reason to smile and to be so protective for our borehole because we were told that we got little water and it’s our job to protect the little we have because this area is a water scarcity. On behalf of the school community I want to say thank you LWI for whatever you do for this community and this country.”


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Recent Project Updates


10/09/2013: Kinoni Community High School Project Complete!

We are excited to report that Kinoni Community High 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:  Nyabushozi, Uganda
ProjectID: 6036
Install Date:  10/09/2013

Monitoring Data
Water Point:
Functional
Last Visit: 10/20/2015
Well Depth:  236.00M

Visit History:
03/15/2015 — Functional
06/23/2015 — Functional
10/20/2015 — Functional




Contributors

Deep Run East Church VBS
Bethabara General Baptist Youth
Alpha Epsilon Chapter
Greater Mt. Olive Baptist Church
First United Methodist Church-Voorheesville
Sahai Family Charitable Foundation
Just Give
Brownsburg East Middle School ~ Team 7-2
St. Stephen School: The Water Project
29 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.