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The Water Project: Mooya Community -
The Water Project: Mooya Community -
The Water Project: Mooya Community -
The Water Project: Mooya Community -
The Water Project: Mooya Community -
The Water Project: Mooya Community -
The Water Project: Mooya Community -
The Water Project: Mooya Community -
The Water Project: Mooya Community -
The Water Project: Mooya Community -
The Water Project: Mooya Community -
The Water Project: Mooya Community -
The Water Project: Mooya Community -
The Water Project: Mooya Community -
The Water Project: Mooya Community -
The Water Project: Mooya Community -
The Water Project: Mooya Community -

Project Status



Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump

Program: Wells for Schools - Uganda

Impact: 400 Served

Project Phase:  Installed - Dec 2013

Functionality Status:  Partner Monitoring Unavailable

Last Checkup: 10/20/2015

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Community Profile

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.”

Project Updates


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!


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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.



Contributors

Grace Baptist Church VBS
Dixie Major
In honor of my colleagues at DKNY
Roberts/Ugray
Barnes and Friends
Dun and Bradstreet PC team
Fortmann & Cochrane
Kittner/Luecke/Mueller Family
SunRidge Community Church
Symantec CR Team
The Haniff's Family
Lutkenhaus Family
Jessica Stamatiades
RedGrimstone
Total Deliverance Worship Center - Dallas (Pastor Quelan Portley)
The Venus Project
124 individual donor(s)