Project Status

Project Type:  Dug Well and Hand Pump

Program: Wells for Masindi / Jinga Uganda

Impact: 200 Served

Project Phase:  In Service - Dec 2011

Functionality Status:  Functional

Last Checkup: 11/09/2021

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Community Profile

Lamvorongur village is located in the rural setting of the Uganda’s mid-western region.  The diverse village includes people who have moved to Kiryandongo District from areas such as northern Uganda, the West Nile region, as well as the eastern portion of the country.  They are farmers, and maize and cassava are their crops of choice, growing them in large quantities.  In addition to forming staples of the local diet, cassava and maize is sold to traders who come by the village in large trucks during the harvest season.  With this opportunity to profit from farming, the people have come to Lamvorongur village to live better lives.

Lamvorongur is a community that has long suffered from a lack of water.  Busoga Trust came to the immediate need of the village in October, helping them to build a shallow hand-dug well.  This well has done a lot to improve access to water in the community but it has not been enough.  Lamvorongur has a total population of over 500, far too many people to use a single well.  Having access to safe water is such an important part of life, and it is something that all people in Lamvorongur deserve.  Clean water is vital for health, especially in children who suffer the most when clean water is not available.  Sanitation remains very poor in Lamvorongur as well, and it is important that this improves to protect the health of the community

Busoga Trust began construction of a second hand-dug well in November. The people of Lamvorongur were very active in helping with the construction as the video below illustrates. We struck the water table at 13 feet but had to insert concrete rings into the well due to colapsing soils. The final depth of the well is 23 feet and we installed the pump on December 22, 2011. Busoga Trust will continue working to improve sanitation in Lamvorongur by helping dig latrines.  Experienced social workers have been working with the community to create a more sanitary overall environment.  The health impacts of clean water and improved sanitation we expect 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.


11 individual donors
Alderson-Broaddus College