Give Clean Water to Aneal Village

Clean Water for Aneal Village

Uganda, Africa

Population: 381 people (50 families)

Project funded

“Younger children fall sick more frequently because they just drink this unsafe water without caring whether or not it is boiled.” - Vincent, father of 9

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Life in Aneal: Beatrice’s Story

With a family of 18, there is never a quiet moment in the Ovoya household. With nine children of his own and seven active grandchildren in their home in Aneal village, Vincent Ovoya and his wife have plenty to do, including collecting water.

Every morning at 4:30, the children start their four-mile walk to Nalongo and Anjada village to collect water in their plastic containers.

They don’t go to school anymore. They’re too sick. Their journey for water is far. Their father cannot afford to send them.

Fifteen-year-old Beatrice Irachan remembers when her father told her he could not afford her school fees. She still holds onto the hope that, one day, she can return to her classes and become a nurse.

Vincent and his wife are genial, smiling often. Their children, when they aren’t too sick, play soccer around the home during the day.

“The best gift you can give your children is education. But all we work for is spent on treating the sick,” he said. “It makes me feel that I’ve failed in my parental duty and it makes me sad.”

The family is afflicted with typhoid, cholera, and dysentery, all waterborne illnesses. Vincent cannot remember a time when someone in the family wasn’t ill. The cost of treatment is draining the profits from his small harvest of corn and beans, and transportation costs to the nearest clinic are almost unbearable.

You can help families in Aneal village today. Your gift will provide health training for each household, plus a safe water source near their village.

Lasting change means more than just building a well. Local Lifewater staff will work house by house to teach healthy habits and share the love of Christ with everyone. With clean water, the Ovoya children can spend more time in school and less time sick from contaminated water.

Here’s what happens when you sponsor a village water project through Lifewater:

Partner with a village. Your gift kickstarts a community water project.
Teach healthy habits. Small changes make a big impact on family health.
Build a well. The village contributes up to 15% for construction.
Measure impact. Local staff track success and provide support.
Engage the church. We equip local churches to love their community.

Sponsor Aneal village today.

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August 7, 2019: Construction started

Work is officially underway to build a safe water source for Aneal. Our local teams are using technology appropriate to the region and geography to ensure the new water source is sustainable.

August 7, 2019: Community Prerequisites met

Aneal has completed all of the prerequisites for building a safe water source: There are already a number of Healthy Homes and an active water committee, plus the 15% community contribution is in place.

The next step is to build a safe water source. As soon as weather and scheduling allows, construction will begin on a new water source for the community.

June 26, 2019: 7 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 7 new Healthy Homes in Aneal! A home is certified healthy when a family has adopted five healthy habits: washing hands with soap and water, storing and using water safely, building and using a bathroom with a roof and door, using a drying rack to keep dishes off the ground, and keeping the area around the home safe and clean.

May 23, 2019: Village Certified ODF

When each household builds and uses their own functioning restroom, a community earns an “Open Defecation Free” (ODF) certification. Each country has their own processes and celebration for ODF villages, and it’s a huge accomplishment towards improved health for everyone.

May 01, 2019: 2 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 2 new Healthy Homes in Aneal! A home is certified healthy when a family has adopted five healthy habits: washing hands with soap and water, storing and using water safely, building and using a bathroom with a roof and door, using a drying rack to keep dishes off the ground, and keeping the area around the home safe and clean.

April 13, 2019: Water Committee formed

Good news! Aneal has selected water committee members to manage the new village water source.

Forming a water committee is a key step toward establishing a safe water source in a village. Committees are made up of local men and women who manage the well and collect fees, ensuring the community’s investment lasts for generations to come.

March 08, 2019: 12 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 12 new Healthy Homes in Aneal! A home is certified healthy when a family has adopted five healthy habits: washing hands with soap and water, storing and using water safely, building and using a bathroom with a roof and door, using a drying rack to keep dishes off the ground, and keeping the area around the home safe and clean.

January 08, 2019: 1 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 1 new Healthy Homes in Aneal! A home is certified healthy when a family has adopted five healthy habits: washing hands with soap and water, storing and using water safely, building and using a bathroom with a roof and door, using a drying rack to keep dishes off the ground, and keeping the area around the home safe and clean.

October 14, 2018: CLTS Complete

In Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS), each village goes through exercises that reveal how their current practices are making them sick, such as identifying all the places where feces are contaminating their environment. This important step equips communities to be knowledgeable about their health and willing to make changes.

September 2018: Project Ready
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When you follow or donate to this
water project, you'll receive:

  • Updates

    Updates from the field

  • Progress

    Progress in the village

  • Completion

    Completion reports

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Latest Project News

Life in Aneal: Beatrice’s Story

With a family of 18, there is never a quiet moment in the Ovoya household. With nine children of his own and seven active grandchildren in their home in Aneal village, Vincent Ovoya and his wife have plenty to do, including collecting water.

Every morning at 4:30, the children start their four-mile walk to Nalongo and Anjada village to collect water in their plastic containers.

They don’t go to school anymore. They’re too sick. Their journey for water is far. Their father cannot afford to send them.

Fifteen-year-old Beatrice Irachan remembers when her father told her he could not afford her school fees. She still holds onto the hope that, one day, she can return to her classes and become a nurse.

Vincent and his wife are genial, smiling often. Their children, when they aren’t too sick, play soccer around the home during the day.

“The best gift you can give your children is education. But all we work for is spent on treating the sick,” he said. “It makes me feel that I’ve failed in my parental duty and it makes me sad.”

The family is afflicted with typhoid, cholera, and dysentery, all waterborne illnesses. Vincent cannot remember a time when someone in the family wasn’t ill. The cost of treatment is draining the profits from his small harvest of corn and beans, and transportation costs to the nearest clinic are almost unbearable.

You can help families in Aneal village today. Your gift will provide health training for each household, plus a safe water source near their village.

Lasting change means more than just building a well. Local Lifewater staff will work house by house to teach healthy habits and share the love of Christ with everyone. With clean water, the Ovoya children can spend more time in school and less time sick from contaminated water.

Here’s what happens when you sponsor a village water project through Lifewater:

Partner with a village. Your gift kickstarts a community water project.
Teach healthy habits. Small changes make a big impact on family health.
Build a well. The village contributes up to 15% for construction.
Measure impact. Local staff track success and provide support.
Engage the church. We equip local churches to love their community.

Sponsor Aneal village today.

Read More
August 7, 2019: Construction started

Work is officially underway to build a safe water source for Aneal. Our local teams are using technology appropriate to the region and geography to ensure the new water source is sustainable.

August 7, 2019: Community Prerequisites met

Aneal has completed all of the prerequisites for building a safe water source: There are already a number of Healthy Homes and an active water committee, plus the 15% community contribution is in place.

The next step is to build a safe water source. As soon as weather and scheduling allows, construction will begin on a new water source for the community.

June 26, 2019: 7 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 7 new Healthy Homes in Aneal! A home is certified healthy when a family has adopted five healthy habits: washing hands with soap and water, storing and using water safely, building and using a bathroom with a roof and door, using a drying rack to keep dishes off the ground, and keeping the area around the home safe and clean.

May 23, 2019: Village Certified ODF

When each household builds and uses their own functioning restroom, a community earns an “Open Defecation Free” (ODF) certification. Each country has their own processes and celebration for ODF villages, and it’s a huge accomplishment towards improved health for everyone.

May 01, 2019: 2 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 2 new Healthy Homes in Aneal! A home is certified healthy when a family has adopted five healthy habits: washing hands with soap and water, storing and using water safely, building and using a bathroom with a roof and door, using a drying rack to keep dishes off the ground, and keeping the area around the home safe and clean.

April 13, 2019: Water Committee formed

Good news! Aneal has selected water committee members to manage the new village water source.

Forming a water committee is a key step toward establishing a safe water source in a village. Committees are made up of local men and women who manage the well and collect fees, ensuring the community’s investment lasts for generations to come.

March 08, 2019: 12 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 12 new Healthy Homes in Aneal! A home is certified healthy when a family has adopted five healthy habits: washing hands with soap and water, storing and using water safely, building and using a bathroom with a roof and door, using a drying rack to keep dishes off the ground, and keeping the area around the home safe and clean.

January 08, 2019: 1 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 1 new Healthy Homes in Aneal! A home is certified healthy when a family has adopted five healthy habits: washing hands with soap and water, storing and using water safely, building and using a bathroom with a roof and door, using a drying rack to keep dishes off the ground, and keeping the area around the home safe and clean.

October 14, 2018: CLTS Complete

In Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS), each village goes through exercises that reveal how their current practices are making them sick, such as identifying all the places where feces are contaminating their environment. This important step equips communities to be knowledgeable about their health and willing to make changes.

September 2018: Project Ready
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When you follow or donate to this
water project, you'll receive:

  • Updates

    Updates from the field

  • Progress

    Progress in the village

  • Completion

    Completion reports

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Meet the Team

Lifewater field staff walk alongside each family in all our program regions with persistence, humility, and courage.

David

Mugoya

Driver & Logistics Assistant

Alex

Mbaguta, MA

Uganda Country Director

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Sanyu

Nansubuga

Accounts Assistant

Sylvester

Bwoye

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Suzan

Katebalirwe

Human Resource Manager

Emmanual

Kasajja

Sanitation and Hygiene Coordinator

Thomas

Kawuzi

Sanitation and Hygiene Coordinator

Gaitano

Okumu

Church Mobilizer

Peninah

Natukunda

Finance and Administration Manager

Joyce

Sabano

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Fred

Batuli

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Peter

Batambuze

Sr. Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Bridget

Naikesa

Cashier

Jude

Ouga

Jr. WASH Technician

Juliet

Mugoya

Cashier

Eric

Massa

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Grace

Orishaba

Area Program Manager, Kaliro, Uganda

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David

Azoora

Area Program Manager, Kakumiro

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Margaret

Mbabazi

Cashier

Sprinter

Mukebezi

WASH Technician

Xavier

Mbonye

Procurement and Logistics Officer

John Mary

Kasangaki

Driver

Nicholas

Agaba

Sanitation and Hygiene Coordinator

Philemon

Mubiru

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Vincent

Amaza

WASH Technician

Catherine

Apio

Area Program Manager, Mayuge, Uganda

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Paul

Gabula

Driver and Logistics Assistant

Persis

Nabirye

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Joseph

Balikowa

Sr. Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Martha

Atukwase

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Judith

Mpumwire

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Joan

Kawala

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Deo

Kanyankole

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Francis

Aguma

Jr. WASH Technician

Dorothy

Kwasherura

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Mercy

Agaba

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Julious

Awelo

Jr. WASH Technician

Rose

Apolot

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Tabisa

Nasirumbi

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Ackline

Ainembabazi

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Catherine

Namusisi

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Lawrance

Mukidi

Jr. WASH Technician

Ballam

Oyugi

Director of Program Operations

Ritah

Katongole

Accounts Assistant

Irene

Mbasalaki

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Erinest

Waswa

Church Mobilizer

Santos

Ocaya

Jr. WASH Technician

Lucy

Asimo

Accounts Assistant

Calvin

Babyenda

Accounts Assistant

Tom

Owiny

WASH Technician

Jenipher

Nankya

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Samuel

Okello

Church Mobilizer

Joseph

Kagezi

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

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Your donation is restricted for use within the program region for which the water project is located. Project cost estimates are established from program averages across all Lifewater programs and are based on the population size of the village. Community contributions are included in the program costs but not in the program funding goals. Real-time results are provided from the actual project sponsored. Occasionally Lifewater will receive more contributions for a given project than can be wisely applied to that project. When that happens, we use these funds to meet a similar pressing need in the same program region.

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