Nyakabale-Ausonzi



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Country:
Uganda

Program:
Wells for Masindi / Jinga Uganda

GPS:
Latitude 1.80
Longitude 31.89

Impact:
500 Served

Project Status:
Installed


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Stories and Community Profile

The community of Nyakabale is home to 360 households which are spread out along a shallow valley in Kiryandongo district, Uganda.  The land in Nyakabale is very fertile and the great majority of residents are farmers who spend their days tending to their crops.  Many people grow tobacco as a cash crop and harvest maize, beans and cassava root to feed their families. Nyakabale also hosts a large trading center where locals can buy all sorts of items ranging from cooking oil to beauty products.  The small store fronts are where people tend to gather to chat, debate or simply pass the time. 

Although the trading center may have a wide selection of modern amenities, Nyakabale unfortunately lacks many of life’s basic necessities.  There is no health center, no school, no electricity and no clean water.  People must walk great distances to reach any of those services.  Due to the limited access to
clean water, residents resort to collecting water from small, open pools which they often must share with animals.  The water in these pools easily becomes contaminated because they are unprotected and it poses a great health risk to the population.  Diarrheal diseases, such as typhoid, giardia and dysentery are often contracted and can prove fatal to young children.  These and countless other diseases can be prevented simply through the provision of clean water. 

Busoga Trust, our implementing partner, will be working with the people of Nyakabale to construct a shallow hand dug well and provide a safe source of water for hundreds of people.

In the video below, a woman from Nyakabale fills her jerry cans for the day.  In a little over a month from now, this scene will be a thing of the past.  No more long walks.  No more dirty water.  Life is about to change for this family and many others.


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Recent Project Updates


03/11/2011: The well is complete at Nyakabale, Uganda

The well in Nyakabale – Ausonzi is complete.  The pump has been attached and clean, safe and abundant water is flowing!

We’ve added a ton of pictures from the site and this video of the community filling up their jerry cans for the first time.  This is what hope looks likes!

Thanks again to Terri Clark and Friends for making it possible.


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02/28/2011: Nyakabale-Ausonzi Well Digging Complete

The team has completed digging the well in Nyakabale-Ausonzi, Uganda.  You can see from the pictures that the water is filling in nicely and the lining has been constructed.

Next steps include preparing the cap, sealing the well and attaching a pump!


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02/10/2011: Nyakabale well construction has begun

We just received this video and photos of the construction process underway in Nyakabale, Uganda.  You can begin to see the groundwater seeping into the new well already.  It’s hard work – that much is sure.


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Monitoring Data


Project Type:  Dug Well and Hand Pump
Location:  Kigumba Sub County, Kiryandongo District
ProjectID: 606
Install Date:  03/14/2011

Monitoring Data
Water Point:
Needs Attention
Water Quality: Meets WHO Standards




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Country Details

Uganda

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.