Project Status

Project Type:  Dug Well and Hand Pump

Program: Wells for Masindi / Jinga Uganda

Impact: 161 Served

Project Phase: 
Community Managed
Implementing Partner Monitoring Data Unavailable
Initial Installation: Apr 2012

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Community Profile

Our implementing partner reports from the field…

Kisula Mafumu village is located in Makulubita Sub County in Luwero District. The District Lies amid Latitude 2 degrees North of the Equator, and between longitude 32 and 33 east.

Luwero was the site of a brutal insurgency by the rebel National Resistance Army and a brutal counter-insurgency by the government of Milton Obote, known as “the guerilla war”, that left many thousands of people dead during the early to mid-1980s. The area affected by the war has come to be known as the Luwero triangle and still struggles from the effects to this day.

To identify Kisula Mafumu village we had to link up with the sub county political and technical leadership and Kisula Mafumu was pointed out as one of the under-served villages in terms of safe water coverage and sanitation standards.

Kisula mafumu lies in the same parish (Makulubita) as Kikoko, and is located about 4km away from Kikoko village. The village has 41 households with a population of 161 people. It is located on a hilly and rocky place, which made site identification very challenging. The well was eventually sited down into the valley where some soft soil formations were identified. The village had no protected source around and this was attributed to the general geological nature of the place that was scaring away other organisations that wanted to help them. The whole community had to rely on the few un-protected traditional sources located down in the neighboring valleys. The community generally relies on subsistence agriculture as the main economic activity. Matooke and maize are their main cash crops. Almost all households keep some local chickens, goats and a few have one or two cows for milk. The chickens are mostly kept for selling and sometimes for the in-laws and extended family who receive them as gifts at functions. The goats are strictly for income generation and sometimes traditional ceremonies.

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Project Type

Dug Well and Hand Pump

Hand-dug wells are best suited for clay, sand, gravel and mixed soil ground formations. A large diameter well is dug by hand, and then lined with either bricks or concrete to prevent contamination and collapse of the well. Once a water table is hit, the well is capped and a hand-pump is installed – creating a complete and enclosed water system.


St. Therese Foundation