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: Dec 2013

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Community Profile

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

Budoma Central village is located in the  sub-county of Bukanga in the District of Luuka. Luuka district neighbours the trading district of Iganga, and is about 25kilometres north of Lake Victoria. The majority of the population of Luuka engage in small scale farming, so the area is rife with maize, banana and sugar cane plantations.

Most of the roads in Bukanga district are in a state of disrepair which makes accessing the water sources in this area quite difficult.  Budoma Central is located downhill from a small village that is only accessible through a small road that meanders its way through banana plantations. Most of the population of Budoma Central are subsistence farmers and the creation of a clean water source for their community will be very gratefully received.  This project is being implemented by our partners, Busoga Trust.


9/21/2013 – Our Community Development Officers (CDOs) held a 1st village meeting with the members of Budoma Central. This meeting is the first response the Busoga Trust makes to the application for a water source from the community. All of the responsibilities and expectations are laid out, discussed and agreed upon. For example, the community agree to be involved in the excavation work, provide locally sourced building materials, and participate in hygiene and sanitation campaign throughout the village. In return the Busoga Trust provides technical expertise, building equipment, trained social workers and a Consallen hand pump.

9/28/2013 – A 2nd meeting was held where the Water User Committee was elected. These are the community members whom are responsible for the maintenance and operations of the water source. There is a Chairperson, a Treasurer, a Secretary, a Caretaker, a Representative of Women and a Youth Representative. The key responsibility of the water user committee is to collect fees from the users of the pump, to pay for spare parts and a local mechanic to repair the pump when it is broken. We also carried out training of the Village Health Team, whom are responsible for encouraging good practice of hygiene and sanitation.

10/2/2013 – We carried out a baseline survey to assess the current condition of hygiene and sanitation across the community. This survey looks at latrine coverage, hand washing facilities, rubbish pits, clean kitchens, drying racks, bath shelters and a number of other key statistics.

10/5/2013 – Our CDOs called by the village to see the progress, very pleased to report that the community was making many improvements to the sanitary and hygiene conditions around the home.

10/6/2013 – All the materials have been collected and delivered to the site, ready for the construction phase to begin next week.

10/9/2013 – The technicians started on site

10/17/2013 – The technicians have made good progress and reached water at 10 feet. They are experiencing problems with caving in due to weak soils and have started brick lining before continuing.

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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.