Binikira Mbili, Uganda

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  • 80 Families
  • 397 People
  • 80 Families
  • 397 People

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

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

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The same water source in Binikira Mbili serves six villages. Some women and children walk four miles to reach the contaminated water that 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 is autistic.

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 pay school fees in addition to paying for 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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Latest Project News

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Event Type
  • December 05, 2018
    1 new Healthy Homes Registered
  • October 12, 2018
    Project Created
Each dollar produces a $4 return

Sponsorship Goal

$19,850

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Project Milestones

  • Project Ready

    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.

Joseph

Balikowa

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Peninah

Natukunda

Accounts Assistant

Sprinter

Mukebezi

WASH Technician

Grace

Orishaba

Area Program Manager, Kaliro, Uganda

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Joan

Kawala

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Philemon

Mubiru

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Joyce

Sabano

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Catherine

Namusisi

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Thomas

Kawuzi

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Jenipher

Nankya

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Charles

Emegu

Junior WASH Technician

Louis

Kasadha

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Brian

Oketha

WASH Technician

Persis

Nabirye

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Peter

Batambuze

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Vincent

Amaza

WASH Technician

Emmanual

Kasajja

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Juliet

Mugoya

Cashier

Catherine

Apio

Area Program Manager, Mayuge, Uganda

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Fred

Batuli

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Joseph

Kagezi

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

David

Mugoya

Driver & Logistics Assistant

Paul

Gabula

Driver and Logistics Assistant

Lucy

Asimo

Cashier

Alex

Mbaguta, MA

Uganda Country Director

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