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: Jul 2012

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Community Profile

In the midst of work on the project, our partner in the field reports…

Nakabaali, inauspiciously when it comes to digging wells, is a name that refers to the large rock in the centre of the village. This is an impressive boulder in the upmost part of the village, and consists of a football field area of bare domed rock. Nestled in between the rocks is a small trading centre and the local primary school. The village is large with many households spread along the road trailing into out other site at Bubaali. Most people live on the higher land and the lower areas are left for cultivation of the staple foods which include maize, rice, sweet potatoes. There are also many fruit trees such as matooke, jack fruit and passion fruits as well as the ubiquitous sugarcane, which is the regions main cash crop. Most of the village are involved in subsistence farming, but at the moment there is a slight famine as the maize has not yet been harvested and supplies from last harvest are running low. Apart from poor food security there is also no safe water source in the extended village. Therefore the large population all take water from the swamps that run alongside.

[GPS coordinates for this project are approximate.]

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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.


In loving memory of Howard and Irene Easton