Rwoburundo Primary School



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Country:
Uganda

Program:
Wells for Schools - Uganda

GPS:
Latitude -0.22
Longitude 31.66

Impact:
500 Served

Project Status:
Installed


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Stories and Community Profile

The following project was done by our partner in the field, in cooperation with Attack Poverty.  Upon completion of the project, our partner reports…

When the team arrived, families were utilizing a water catchment system located .8 of a kilometer away from the community to meet all of their water needs. Unfortunately, this water catchment system was not properly covered, allowing mosquitos to breed and the water to become contaminated.  Because of this, families were suffering from typhoid and malaria. The LWI Uganda 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. During the team’s stay, community members assembled a water committee consisting of five men and five women who assisted the team with the water project whenever possible and provided meals for the team. This water committee is also responsible for collecting an opening well maintenance fee of 38,000 Ugandan Shillings from the entire community. For community members, that is equivalent to $15.20 USD per year, or $1.27 USD per month. Most residents farm or keep cattle to earn a living. There are a few who teach at the nearby Primary School ,whose 404 students now all have access to a safe water source. Before leaving the community, the team provided community member Mr. Ndyamuhebwa Vincent, with a LWI Uganda contact number in case their well were to fall into disrepair, become subject to vandalism or theft.

 The LWI Uganda team had an opportunity to meet with thirty-four year old community member and head teacher, Mushabe Deus, who stated, “This borehole is going to help the community mostly our children at school who have been using dirty water, and yet the water source was far away from the school. But now this water will not only save our lives but also our time management because the water source is near the school. Security for the pupils is now better because our children no longer cross the road and go far away to fetch water.”

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.


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Recent Project Updates


02/03/2014: Rwoburundo Primary School Project Complete

We are excited to report that Rwoburundo 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 school and community, GPS coordinates, and pictures.  Take a look and Thank You for your help! 


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Monitoring Data


Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump
Location:  Kiruhura District, Nyabushozi WPA, Uganda
ProjectID: 6040
Install Date:  02/03/2014

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

Visit History:
01/15/2015 — Functional
03/15/2015 — Functional
06/24/2015 — Functional
10/20/2015 — Functional




Contributors

McGraw Hill Education
MIA-NHS
GSD's Application Platform Team
SMITH family
Speaker Family
Flint Poovey
HeritageforHumanity's Fundraising Page
25 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.