Project Status

Project Type:  Dug Well and Hand Pump

Program: Wells for Masindi / Jinga Uganda

Impact: 500 Served

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

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Community Profile

Our partner in the field reports…

Bubaali is the first site in our new project area of Busakira sub-county in Mayuge District. The district has the lowest safe water coverage level in Busoga Region and we have received many application for help form this densely populated sub-county. One of the problems that we will phase in this region is the state of the roads, which are particularly poor and will not be helped by the rainy season.

Bubaali is a typical village in this region, the inhabitants are predominantly peasant farmers growing the staple crops of maize, sweet potatoes and rice. Depending on wealth some families may have livestock and some have larger land holdings than others, but for all live is a struggle to provide enough food to feed the large families. Bubaali is strung out along a road that leads to Nakabaali on the side of a shallow hill. Most of the land is cultivated and the few remaining trees that have not been used for firewood or wood fired bricks, are fruit trees, in particular mangos and jack fruit. The people of Bubaali currently use a number of traditional sources, that are hollowed ground in the swamp areas down in the valley that fill with water. These are completely unprotected, they shared by animals and receive all the surface run-off water during the rains, which is full of contaminants. There is presently no safe water source available to the inhabitants within walking distance.

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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.