Project Status



Project Type:  Dug Well and Hand Pump

Program: Wells for Masindi / Jinga Uganda

Impact: 400 Served

Project Phase:  Installed - Oct 2011

Functionality Status:  Needs Some Attention

Last Checkup: 08/27/2018

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Community Profile

Our partner reports from the field…

Nyakititi is located in a hilly part of Kigumba Sub-County in Midwestern Uganda.  The village is oriented around a small trading center with a few shops where residents buy necessities like matches, soap, and cookware.  It is also a center for villagers to sell their harvested crops of corn and cassava, which are then brought to cities like Kampala, Uganda’s capital.  Most residents of Nyakatiti make their living this way and the money they earn from selling their crops in the harvest seasons is what sustains them throughout the rest of the year.  This money often goes towards basic household expenditures, school fees, and costs for receiving health treatment.

The biggest challenge to health in Nyakatiti is the lack of access to safe water.  Many residents collect water from small ponds and open springs, which are located in low-lying areas in the community.  These water sources collect contamination from the ground’s surface, which accumulates after rainstorms.  Drinking this water is one of the biggest contributors to sicknesses like diarrhea and worms amongst residents.  Diarrhea is especially dangerous to young children under five years of age.  In submitting a formal application to Busoga Trust, the chairman of Nyakatiti expressed the community’s need, saying that the large population of the village had become water stressed and only by creating new sources of safe water could the problem be solved.

On September 20th, Busoga Trust began working alongside the people of Nyakatiti, helping them to create a new protected water source.  The village has provided sand, stones, and bricks for the effort and is now actively digging the well.  Busoga Trust is also helping the community make improvements in hygiene and sanitation.  This effort along with the new source of clean water will help secure a healthier future for the people of Nyakatiti.

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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.



Sponsors

The Creek Covenant Church
Creek Covenant Church