Kibeho Primary School

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Wells for Schools - Uganda

Latitude -1.04
Longitude 30.39

400 Served

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Our implementing partner reports…

When the team arrived, community members were utilizing a river located two kilometers away from the community, to meet all of their water needs, and because of this, residents were suffering from malaria, diarrhea and severe dehydration. This river marks the boundary of Uganda and Rwanda. It is narrated by the community members around that during the Rwanda genocide many dead bodies, killed in the genocide, were thrown in this river and yet they continued drinking the water. This is one of the typical water sources being used for swimming, bathing, cattle, and for drinking. During the team’s stay, community members assembled a water committee consisting of nine men and one woman who are responsible for developing a sustainability strategy in conjunction with the LWI sustainability coordinator. The majority of community members sustain their families by farming and selling excess produce at local markets. The nearest school is a primary school located in the community, whose students, teachers and administrative personnel all have access to the new, safe water source. Before leaving the community, the team provided community member, Amos Betungure, with a LWI Uganda contact number in case their well were to fall into disrepair, become subject to vandalism or theft.

The LWI Uganda team had an opportunity to meet with thirty-two year old community member and Deputy Head Teacher, Amos Betungure, who stated, “We have been in great trouble of losing our children, due to stagnant water; in 1992 we lost 62 children due to malaria caused by the dug wells around and within two years now we have lost 7 children who fell and drowned in those same water sources. So we are really very grateful you gave us this protected water source, but we still need more because this one is going to be congested due to the big population. But at least we have a start. Thank you.”

During the training, the team addressed the following as the most common community illnesses: Malaria, diarrhea, flue and cough. The most common unhealthy practices are: Most people wash hands from the same water container, few homes boil water, share water source with animals, children swim in water used for consumption and rubbish is disposed of throughout the community. During the hygiene education, the team addressed the following principle issues: Disease transmission, germs, hand washing, proper water saving techniques, healthy and unhealthy practices, diarrhea, Oral Rehydration Solution, community mapping, how to take proper care of the pump and how to keep the water clean.

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Recent Project Updates

07/06/2011: Kibeho Primary School Well Completed

The new well for the Kibeho Primary School has been completed.  We’ve posted pictures, GPS map coordinates and a full update.

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Monitoring Data

Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump
Location:  Kibeho, Ntungamo District, Uganda
ProjectID: 6000
Install Date:  07/06/2011

Monitoring Data
Water Point:
Last Visit: 10/20/2015
Well Depth:  138.00M

Visit History:
01/01/2015 — Functional
03/15/2015 — Functional
06/24/2015 — Functional
10/20/2015 — Functional


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Duck Creek Community Church
Furness family
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BJEP 7ab 2011
Donoghue Charter School
Mrs. Lee AP English class
The staff of Honeyspot House
GW Green House
Phi Alpha Honor Society-ECSU
VAWT Manufacturing Inc.
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Country Details


Population: 27 million
Lacking clean water: 36%
Below poverty line: 37%

Partner Profile

Nearly 20 years ago, LWI set out to help the church in North America be the hands and feet of Jesus by serving the poorest of the poor. 600 million people in the world live on less than $2 a day. 884 million people lack access to safe drinking water.

In response to this need, LWI implements participatory, community-based water solutions in developing countries.

LWI is a former partner of The Water Project.