Nyakatiti Community Well

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Wells for Masindi / Jinga Uganda

Latitude 1.87
Longitude 31.88

400 Served

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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
Location:  Kigumba Sub-County, Kiryandongo District
ProjectID: 609
Install Date:  10/31/2011

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Water Quality: Meets National Standards
Well Depth:  23.00M


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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.