Mooya Community

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Wells for Schools - Uganda

Latitude -0.26
Longitude 30.64

400 Served

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Upon completion of the project, our partner in the field reports…

When the Living Water Uganda team arrived, 150 households were dependent on an open dam located one kilometer away from the community to meet all of their water needs. A Living Water Uganda team member specifically commented on how “horrific” the previous water source is. This water source was also shared with livestock, further exposing water-users to contamination and waterborne illnesses. Because of this, families were suffering greatly from dysentery, typhoid, malaria, diarrhea and severe dehydration among other preventable water related illnesses. The Living Water Uganda team was unable to locate a suitable school to drill at in this community; hence this is a community project, still servicing the local school located two kilometers away. At this borehole, an equal gender 10 person water user committee was formed, a bank account opened 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.

During the hygiene education, the Living Water Uganda team 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.

The Living Water Uganda team had an opportunity to meet with thirty-eight year old community member and farmer, Kinkuhaire Annette, who stated, “Before getting this borehole, the whole community depended on dirty stagnant water from an open pond shared also with our livestock. Typhoid, Dysentery and Malaria have been a very common occurrence among the community members. During the dry season, the pond would dry up and we had to move over 4 kilometers to the nearest water source. We believe this borehole will greatly improve this situation.”

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12/18/2013: Mooya Community Project Complete

We are excited to report that the community of Mooya, 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!

The Water Project : uganda6039_04

Monitoring Data

Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump
Location:  Mooya Community, Nyabushozi WPA, Uganda
ProjectID: 6039
Install Date:  12/18/2013

Monitoring Data
Water Point:
Last Visit: 10/20/2015
Well Depth:  196.00M

Visit History:
01/01/2015 — Functional
03/15/2015 — Functional
06/25/2015 — Functional
10/20/2015 — Functional


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Country Details


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.