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Wells for Masindi / Jinga Uganda

Latitude 1.68
Longitude 31.71

330 Served

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The report below from our partner in the field gives some great information on the construction of a new hand-dug well in the Kyababyara-Jupato community in Uganda:

Kyababyara-Jupato is a typical farmer village in Masindi District. The village is home to 47 households. Most people work in their garden during day, growing maize, beans and cassava. “In the evenings we gather in the centre, we have a drink and play cards,” says a community member.

“We have to walk far to fetch water from a protected source,” says the chairman of the village. “Therefore most people use the water from the open source in our village.” The open source of the village is next to a road. When we arrive in the village we see children playing in the water and bathing. At the same time women are fetching water. The water is turbid and mosquitos cover the surface.

“A clean water source will change our community. Perhaps we would still use this water for bathing but not for drinking anymore! For generations we have used this water,” the women I am talking to points to the swamp where the children are playing. “When I was a child I also played here and my mother was fetching the water from here. Now we will have a new meeting point at our clean well. I am looking forward to it!”

This new water source in combination with drastic improvements in sanitation levels will signify a change in the lives of the community members of Kyababyara-Jupato. In the coming months The Water Trust will work together with the community members to improve the sanitation in every household. The goal is that all households have access to clean water and a latrine.

[GPS coordinates for this project are approximate.]

Construction Progress:

November 27, 2012

This week the technician has been transferred to Kyababyara-Jupato. For the coming weeks the technician will stay with the community. The community will provide a house and food for the technician.

December 11, 2012

The depth of the well is 7 ft. Construction is moving on soundly and the community is participating well.

December 17, 2012

Currently the depth of the well is 19 ft. Construction is moving on well as the community is very organised. They are looking forward to drink clean water. Sanitation wise, the community still has to work hard. Currently only 17 households of the 47 have access to a latrine. Our Community Development Officer, Godfrey, is monitoring the sanitation improvements.

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Recent Project Updates

01/08/2013: Kyababyara-Jupato Project Complete!

We are excited to report that the new well being constructed in Kyababyara-Jupato, Uganda is now delivering safe, clean water to the community.  The report below from our partner in the field gives the latest details on the project.  Also be sure to check out the latest pictures and video of the site.

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12/17/2012: Kyababyara-Jupato Project Underway!

We are excited to report that construction has begun on a new hand-dug well in Kyababyara-Jupato, Uganda.  We just posted an initial report from our partner in the field including information about the community and pictures of the project.  We’ll keep you posted as construction progresses.

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Project Data

Project Type:  Dug Well and Hand Pump
Location:  Pakanyi Sub-County, Masindi District
ProjectID: 636
Install Date:  01/08/2013


11 individual donors
Faith Evangelical Covenant Church
Sarah Dollevoet-Madison Dollevoet
University of Pittsburgh
Villa Duchesne
Summit Middle School
Robert and Candice Meredith
Dunlap United Methodist Church
Paul Queneau
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Country Details


Population: 27 million
Lacking clean water: 36%
Below poverty line: 37%

Partner Profile

The Water Trust partners with rural communities in Uganda to establish and sustain access to safe water and healthy, clean environments for children to survive infancy and develop to their potential. The Water Trust’s program approach emphasizes community empowerment to enable the community to lead and sustain improvements in water, sanitation, hygiene, and general management of environmental health risks.