Give Clean Water to Binikira Mbili Village

Give Clean Water to Binikira Mbili Village

Uganda, Africa

Population: 397 people (80 families)

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

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Current water source

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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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 12, 2018: Project Created

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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.

Read More
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 12, 2018: Project Created

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Project Milestones

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    Project Ready

  • Water Committee Formed

    Water Committee Formed

  • Community Prerequisites Met

    Community Prerequisites Met

  • Construction Started

    Construction Started

  • Village Has Safe Water Source

    Village Has Safe Water Source

  • Healthy Village

    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.

Sprinter

Mukebezi

WASH Technician

Jenipher

Nankya

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Vincent

Amaza

WASH Technician

Brian

Oketha

WASH Technician

Joseph

Balikowa

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Martha

Atukwase

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Peter

Batambuze

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Fred

Batuli

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Thomas

Kawuzi

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Persis

Nabirye

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Ackline

Ainembabazi

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Charles

Emegu

Junior WASH Technician

Peninah

Natukunda

Accounts Assistant

Mercy

Agaba

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Lucy

Asimo

Cashier

Margaret

Mbabazi

Cashier

Vincent

Amaza

WASH Technician

Calvin

Babyenda

Accounts Assistant

Joyce

Sabano

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Dorothy

Kwasherura

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Philemon

Mubiru

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Joseph

Kagezi

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Alex

Mbaguta, MA

Uganda Country Director

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Grace

Orishaba

Area Program Manager, Kaliro, Uganda

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Catherine

Namusisi

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Paul

Gabula

Driver and Logistics Assistant

Nicholas

Agaba

Sanitation and Hygiene Coordinator

Judith

Mpumwire

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

David

Azoora

Area Program Manager

Deo

Kanyankole

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Catherine

Apio

Area Program Manager, Mayuge, Uganda

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Lawrance

Mukidi

Jr. WASH Technician

Louis

Kasadha

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

David

Mugoya

Driver & Logistics Assistant

Juliet

Mugoya

Cashier

Joan

Kawala

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Emmanual

Kasajja

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

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