Give Clean Water to Binikira Mbili Village

Clean Water for Binikira Mbili Village

Uganda, Africa

Population: 397 people (80 families)

Project funded

Vincent, a father from Binikira Mbili, describes the water as “hazardous,” making all who drink it visibly ill.

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Life in Binikira Mbili: The Kamanyire’s Story

The same water source in Binikira Mbili serves six villages. Some women and children walk upwards of four miles to reach the contaminated water whose water they’ll use for cooking, washing, and drinking.

Sarah and Vincent Kamanyire grow maize and beans in Binikira Mbili. They have one child, Benson, and he has autism.

Sarah, 53, is a retired nurse and has become weaker in recent years. Vincent collects the water, and although it’s not far from their home, Vincent describes it as “hazardous,” making all who drink it visibly ill.

In Binikira Mbili, children miss many school days either because they are sick from water-borne illness or they are walking miles to fetch water. Sometimes they are sent home from school, their parents unable to pay the fees.

In Uganda, families must still shoulder tuition fees in public schools, in addition to uniforms and school supplies.

“All the money that could have paid their school fees is swallowed up in medication, so they go without school,” Vincent said.

Parents fight through the sickness and missed work to continue sending their children to school.

“We all want our children to have a brighter, better future than we have had,” Sarah said.

You can help families in Binikira Mbili 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, children can spend more time in school.

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 Binikira Mbili village today.

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May 28, 2019: 10 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 10 new Healthy Homes in Binikira Mbili! 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! Binikira Mbili 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.

April 09, 2019: 8 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 8 new Healthy Homes in Binikira Mbili! 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.

March 08, 2019: 2 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 2 new Healthy Homes in Binikira Mbili! 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: 1 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 1 new Healthy Homes in Binikira Mbili! 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 11, 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 Binikira Mbili: The Kamanyire’s Story

The same water source in Binikira Mbili serves six villages. Some women and children walk upwards of four miles to reach the contaminated water whose water they’ll use for cooking, washing, and drinking.

Sarah and Vincent Kamanyire grow maize and beans in Binikira Mbili. They have one child, Benson, and he has autism.

Sarah, 53, is a retired nurse and has become weaker in recent years. Vincent collects the water, and although it’s not far from their home, Vincent describes it as “hazardous,” making all who drink it visibly ill.

In Binikira Mbili, children miss many school days either because they are sick from water-borne illness or they are walking miles to fetch water. Sometimes they are sent home from school, their parents unable to pay the fees.

In Uganda, families must still shoulder tuition fees in public schools, in addition to uniforms and school supplies.

“All the money that could have paid their school fees is swallowed up in medication, so they go without school,” Vincent said.

Parents fight through the sickness and missed work to continue sending their children to school.

“We all want our children to have a brighter, better future than we have had,” Sarah said.

You can help families in Binikira Mbili 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, children can spend more time in school.

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 Binikira Mbili village today.

Read More
May 28, 2019: 10 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 10 new Healthy Homes in Binikira Mbili! 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! Binikira Mbili 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.

April 09, 2019: 8 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 8 new Healthy Homes in Binikira Mbili! 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.

March 08, 2019: 2 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 2 new Healthy Homes in Binikira Mbili! 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: 1 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 1 new Healthy Homes in Binikira Mbili! 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 11, 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:

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  • Progress

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  • Completion

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Project Milestones

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    Project Ready

  • Water Committee Formed

    Water Committee Formed

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  • Community Prerequisites Met

    Community Prerequisites Met

  • Construction Started

    Construction Started

  • Village Has Safe Water Source

    Village Has Safe Water Source

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    Healthy Village

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Meet the Team

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

Joseph

Kagezi

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Jenipher

Nankya

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Paul

Gabula

Driver and Logistics Assistant

Emmanual

Kasajja

Sanitation and Hygiene Coordinator

Ackline

Ainembabazi

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Deo

Kanyankole

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Doreen

Nakacwa

Office Assistant

Peter

Batambuze

Sr. Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Calvin

Babyenda

Accounts Assistant

Bridget

Naikesa

Cashier

David

Mugoya

Driver & Logistics Assistant

Ballam

Oyugi

Director of Program Operations

Martha

Atukwase

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Joan

Kawala

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Alex

Mbaguta, MA

Uganda Country Director

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Sprinter

Mukebezi

WASH Technician

Catherine

Namusisi

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Persis

Nabirye

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Rose

Apolot

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Joseph

Balikowa

Sr. Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Irene

Mbasalaki

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Philemon

Mubiru

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Nicholas

Agaba

Sanitation and Hygiene Coordinator

Juliet

Mugoya

Cashier

Lucy

Asimo

Accounts Assistant

Vincent

Amaza

WASH Technician

Xavier

Mbonye

Procurement and Logistics Officer

Mercy

Agaba

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Peninah

Natukunda

Finance and Administration Manager

Joyce

Sabano

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Julious

Awelo

Jr. WASH Technician

Judith

Mpumwire

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Catherine

Apio

Area Program Manager, Mayuge, Uganda

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Francis

Aguma

Jr. WASH Technician

Sylvester

Bwoye

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Santos

Ocaya

Jr. WASH Technician

Eric

Massa

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

David

Azoora

Area Program Manager, Kakumiro

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Margaret

Mbabazi

Cashier

Grace

Orishaba

Area Program Manager, Kaliro, Uganda

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Dorothy

Kwasherura

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Jude

Ouga

Jr. WASH Technician

Gaitano

Okumu

Church Mobilizer

Lawrance

Mukidi

Jr. WASH Technician

Fred

Batuli

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Tabisa

Nasirumbi

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Thomas

Kawuzi

Sanitation and Hygiene Coordinator

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