Project Status

Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump

Program: Wells for Schools - Uganda

Impact: 200 Served

Project Phase: 
Community Managed
Implementing Partner Monitoring Data Unavailable
Initial Installation: Oct 2013

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Community Profile

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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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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.


Project Underwriter - For All Mankind
Eternity Baptist Church
H.R.E.'s REACH: Project Water
DST-HCAC Walk on Water2013
Laura Cole's Fundraising Page
Luciana Villalta's Fundraising Page
Laura Joseph's Fundraising Page

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2 individual donor(s)