Give Clean Water to Anjada Village

Give Clean Water to Anjada Village

Uganda, Africa

Population: 250 people (50 families)

“The water is so dirty that when you wash your clothes in it, they get dirtier.” - Espera, mother of nine

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“The water is so dirty that when you wash your clothes in it, they get dirtier.” - Espera, mother of nine

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Life in Anjada: Espera’s Story

The pond near John and Espera’s home is named “Anjada,” meaning, “a bad thing.” The village has since derived its name from the contaminated water.

The water is so unsafe that Anjada residents sometimes use their shirts to sieve it before drinking; it leaves yellowish and reddish marks on their clothes. When boiled, black foam rises to the top of the pot.

Espera’s family grows beans, corn, and coffee on their small farm, and their children like to play soccer with their neighbors.

Each day at 5 a.m., Espera wakes her eldest children up and sends them for water while she prepares breakfast and her husband heads to the farm. Afterwards, the children walk to school and Espera makes additional trips to the pond with plastic containers.

“We know now that the water makes us sick, but we have no choice but to drink it,” Espera said.

With nine children and rampant water-borne illness, the couple is financially strained.

“Two weeks is the longest time any of my children have gone without falling sick,” she said.

Espera’s children miss school frequently, and their bodies bear the marks of water-borne illness. Parts of their hair are turning a light brown. Every person in the home has itchy rashes that do not heal.

You can help Espera’s family and all of Anjada 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 clean water, Anjada village will have hope. Hope for their children. Hope for the future.

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 Anjada village today.

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January 08, 2019: 1 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 1 new Healthy Homes in Anjada! 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.

December 05, 2018: 3 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 3 new Healthy Homes in Anjada! 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 18, 2018: Project Created
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Life in Anjada: Espera’s Story

The pond near John and Espera’s home is named “Anjada,” meaning, “a bad thing.” The village has since derived its name from the contaminated water.

The water is so unsafe that Anjada residents sometimes use their shirts to sieve it before drinking; it leaves yellowish and reddish marks on their clothes. When boiled, black foam rises to the top of the pot.

Espera’s family grows beans, corn, and coffee on their small farm, and their children like to play soccer with their neighbors.

Each day at 5 a.m., Espera wakes her eldest children up and sends them for water while she prepares breakfast and her husband heads to the farm. Afterwards, the children walk to school and Espera makes additional trips to the pond with plastic containers.

“We know now that the water makes us sick, but we have no choice but to drink it,” Espera said.

With nine children and rampant water-borne illness, the couple is financially strained.

“Two weeks is the longest time any of my children have gone without falling sick,” she said.

Espera’s children miss school frequently, and their bodies bear the marks of water-borne illness. Parts of their hair are turning a light brown. Every person in the home has itchy rashes that do not heal.

You can help Espera’s family and all of Anjada 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 clean water, Anjada village will have hope. Hope for their children. Hope for the future.

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 Anjada village today.

Read More
January 08, 2019: 1 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 1 new Healthy Homes in Anjada! 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.

December 05, 2018: 3 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 3 new Healthy Homes in Anjada! 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 18, 2018: Project Created
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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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    Community Prerequisites Met

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    Village Has Safe Water Source

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

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Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Persis

Nabirye

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Charles

Emegu

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Joseph

Kagezi

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Philemon

Mubiru

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Alex

Mbaguta, MA

Uganda Country Director

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Juliet

Mugoya

Cashier

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Mukebezi

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Emmanual

Kasajja

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Grace

Orishaba

Area Program Manager, Kaliro, Uganda

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Catherine

Apio

Area Program Manager, Mayuge, Uganda

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Lucy

Asimo

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Brian

Oketha

WASH Technician

Catherine

Namusisi

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Paul

Gabula

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Peter

Batambuze

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

David

Mugoya

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Joan

Kawala

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Louis

Kasadha

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Joseph

Balikowa

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Vincent

Amaza

WASH Technician

Jenipher

Nankya

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Sabano

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Batuli

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