Kyabageny Primary School



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Country:
Uganda

Program:
Wells for Schools - Uganda

GPS:
Latitude -0.21
Longitude 31.00

Impact:
200 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, 30 families were dependent on a hand dug pond with stagnant water to sustain their most immediate water needs.  This water source was located 4 kilometers away from the community, was shared with livestock, and would dry up during the dry season.  Because of this, families were suffering greatly from diarrhea and severe dehydration among other preventable water related illnesses.  The 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.  Most subsistence farm or raise livestock to support their families.  There is a Primary school with 200 students, 80 boys and 120 girls, located in the community whose students, teachers, and administrative personnel all have access to the new, safe water source.  During the team’s stay, an equal gender 10 person water user committee was formed, a bank account opened, and a fence and soak pit constructed.  The Water User Committee (WUC) has also signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Living Water Uganda.  The WUC has identified and recruited a borehole caretaker.  Community awareness regarding the need to collect an  Operation and Maintenance fund to maintain the borehole was raised at the dedication and during other preliminary meetings with the community and elected Water User Committee.

During the hygiene education, Living Water Uganda team members addressed: 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


10/09/2013: Kyabageny Primary School Project Complete!

We are excited to report that Kyabageny 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:  Nyabushozi WPA, Uganda
ProjectID: 6037
Install Date:  10/09/2013

Monitoring Data
Water Point:
Functional
Last Visit: 10/20/2015
Well Depth:  262.00M

Visit History:
01/01/2015 — 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.