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: 03/06/2024

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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

Hand-dug wells have been an important source of water throughout human history! Now, we have so many different types of water sources, but hand-dug wells still have their place. Hand dug wells are not as deep as borehole wells, and work best in areas where there is a ready supply of water just under the surface of the ground, such as next to a mature sand dam. Our artisans dig down through the layers of the ground and then line the hole with bricks, stone, or concrete, which prevent contamination and collapse. Then, back up at surface level, we install a well platform and a hand pump so people can draw up the water easily.


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