Project Status

Project Type:  Dug Well and Hand Pump

Program: Wells for Masindi / Jinga Uganda

Impact: 300 Served

Project Phase:  In Service - Nov 2011

Functionality Status:  Functional

Last Checkup: 11/10/2021

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Community Profile

Our implementing partner reports from the field…

“Eped is a community that sits in the shadows of the hills of Uganda’s Murchison Falls National Park.  The beautiful village is home to about 50 families.  These families are farmers and they grow crops corn and cassava which are sold in nearby markets as well as eaten at home along with beans and cabbage.  Some families supplement their income by rearing animals such as goats and chickens

Eped is a part of the larger Kitengule village, where Busoga Trust constructed a shallow well in 2008.  Unfortunately, the water source in Kitengule center is too far of a walk for most Eped residents.  Instead, the only water source in Eped is a lone protected spring.  The spring has a slow, but steady flow of water in the rainy seasons, but when there are drier stretches the flow from the spring reduces to a mere trickle.  Women and children are typically tasked with fetching water and during these drier months they are forced to wait for long periods of time to get water before lugging it back to their homes.  Having a safe source of water that is reliable year-round is important to the health and livelihoods of these people.  A plentiful and reliable water supply allows women to have more time to generate income and enables children to have the time to attend school.

Busoga Trust has moved to help the people of Eped.  Together with the community we will construct a hand-dug well which will provide a year-round source of clean water.  Additionally we will work to improve sanitation and hygiene in the community in order to further improve health for the people of Eped.  The positive effects of better hygiene, sanitation, and reliable water supply will be felt for many years to come.”

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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.


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