Project Status

Project Type:  Dug Well and Hand Pump

Program: Wells for Masindi / Jinga Uganda

Impact: 240 Served

Project Phase:  In Service - Apr 2011

Functionality Status:  Functional

Last Checkup: 12/02/2021

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Community Profile

A new well project has begun in the village of Katikara in Uganda.  We’re waiting on this initial community profiles from our partner, but we did receive this video showing their current water source.

As is obvious from the video, this water is both unclean and unsafe.  We’re excited to see that significant progress is already being made on the new source.

As of April 28th, the new well in Katikara has been completed. The pump has been installed and clean water is flowing! We’ve updated the pictures below. Here’s a video we received from our partner showing the new well in use.

We're just getting started, check back soon!

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.


13 individual donors
Eastland Middle School
The Drum Family
Newman Family Helpers
Allison Bass FirstGiving Fundraiser
Int School Hannover, T Schnabel and M Ruhl