Project Status

Project Type:  Dug Well and Hand Pump

Program: Wells for Masindi / Jinga Uganda

Impact: 270 Served

Project Phase:  In Service - Dec 2012

Functionality Status:  Functional

Last Checkup: 07/06/2022

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Community Profile

Upon completion of the project, our partner in the field reports…

Kaborogota is a small farmer’s community in Pakanyi sub-county, Masindi District. The majority of the community members are farmers and they grow crops like maize and tobacco. These crops are their main income. Therefore, the harvest season is very important, which will be in January.  At this time of the season, community members are busy working in their gardens.

Kaborogota has 45 households that will benefit from this water source. Currently, the community has no protected water source. “The water is dirty, it smells and we drink the water together with the animals,” says a community member standing near the pond. “We suffer from diseases like diarrhea, skin diseases and intestinal worms.”

Drinking contaminated water can be devastating to an individual and can have an impact on an entire culture. Often, people who live in areas without sufficient safe, clean water, learn to live with diarrhea and other drinking water contamination effects. They take it for granted that they are just going to be sick periodically, and it is just a fact of life. Stomach aches become the norm. Fatigue and lethargy become common place.

But where people exist in a continually half-sick condition, their education and livelihoods can never be one hundred percent fruitful and prosperous. So, the condition of the people becomes the condition of the society.

Hence, this water source is a big improvement for the people in Kaborogota.

[GPS coordinates for this project are approximate.]

Construction Progress:

October 11, 2012

Technician has been taken to the village. He will now be living in this village for the coming weeks. People are excited to start working.

October 15, 2012

The depth of the well is now 11ft. Construction is moving on well. The community is very active!

Sanitation and Hygiene Progress:

The main objectives of TWT’s Sanitation and Hygiene Program are the use of latrines and proper hygiene as these goals are inherently connected to the provision of clean water.  Open defecation, water storage in unclean containers and the absence of hand washing are all possible contaminates of a household water source.  TWT leverages this relationship, by requiring each village to achieve Open Defecation Free status (defined by one latrine per household), prior to the pump installation for a shallow hand dug well.  Using the immediate gratification of clean water as an impetus, TWT works toward sustainable, interdisciplinary WASH development.

TWT’s social program includes the assignment of one Community Development Officer (CDO) to one village.  The CDO encourages each household to build an ideal homestead that includes: a latrine, hand-washing facility, a separate structure for animals, rubbish pit and drying rack for dishes.

Community Led Total Sanitation

TWT implements the Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) program with each of our village partners.  TWT facilitates a CLTS session in which we aim to improve the sanitation and hygiene practices and behaviors of a village.  During these sessions, village leaders naturally emerge and push the community to realize that current practices of individual households – particularly open defecation– are not only unhealthy, but affect the entire village.  CLTS facilitates a process in which community members realize the negative consequences of their current water, sanitation and hygiene behaviors and are inspired to take action.  Group interactions, embarrassment and shame are frequent motivators for individual households to: build latrines, use the latrines and demand that other households do the same.

October 11, 2012

A pre baseline survey was done to assess levels of hygiene and sanitation. 15 households need to construct latrines.

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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.


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