Give Clean Water to Bubali Kakindu Village

Clean Water for Bubali Kakindu Village

Uganda, Africa

Population: 528 people (88 families)

Project funded

“We live in fear of losing our children [at the water point].” - Joel, father of seven

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Life in Bubali Kakindu: Joel’s Story

If you were to approach the contaminated spring that serves all of Bubali Kakindu village, you’d find abandoned plastic containers and no children in sight.

Only when the children believe they are safe will you hear the patter of small feet and rustling of the leaves as they come out from their hiding places in the sugar plantations.

In Bubali Kakindu, Joel Maka lives with his seven children and wife, Sarah.

“We live in fear of losing our children,” he said. “Our current water point is risky for children no matter what time of the day they go for water.”

Young girls have been attacked while gathering water at the spring, and many children have been kidnapped. The youth of Bubali Kakindu village have learned to run and hide.

Even if the water point was safe, it takes too long to retrieve it. In total, it takes Joel’s family two hours, and they make multiple trips a day.

Joel has a physical disability, and he uses a tricycle get around. However, someone must push him as he cannot use his legs. If he wasn’t disabled, he said, he would make every journey for water so that his children and wife would not have to.

“As a parent, it distresses me,” he said. “But imagine how peaceful having an easily accessible water point near our homes would be.”

Despite his disability, Joel has set his mind on sending every one of his children to a university. Right now, five of the seven are in school, and he wakes at 4:30 a.m. to begin working in the garden, making bricks, tending to his coffee plantation, and feeding his chickens. Brick making is his next big venture, but it requires significant amounts of water.

His youngest daughter is always by his side, helping her father in whatever he needs and pushing him on his tricycle.

“The potential we have here is huge,” he said, holding his daughter on his lap. “It would be easy to work and prosper and insure the future of your children if only we had safe water.”

You can help Joel’s family and others is Bubali Kakindu village today. Your gift will provide health training for each household, plus a new, safe water source near their village.

Lasting change means more than just building a well. Compelled by the love of Christ, local Lifewater staff work house by house to teach families healthy habits that will impact generations to come.

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 Bubali Kakindu village today.

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March 4, 2019: 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.

March 2019: Project Ready

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water project, you'll receive:

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    Updates from the field

  • Progress

    Progress in the village

  • Completion

    Completion reports

Story
Latest Project News

Life in Bubali Kakindu: Joel’s Story

If you were to approach the contaminated spring that serves all of Bubali Kakindu village, you’d find abandoned plastic containers and no children in sight.

Only when the children believe they are safe will you hear the patter of small feet and rustling of the leaves as they come out from their hiding places in the sugar plantations.

In Bubali Kakindu, Joel Maka lives with his seven children and wife, Sarah.

“We live in fear of losing our children,” he said. “Our current water point is risky for children no matter what time of the day they go for water.”

Young girls have been attacked while gathering water at the spring, and many children have been kidnapped. The youth of Bubali Kakindu village have learned to run and hide.

Even if the water point was safe, it takes too long to retrieve it. In total, it takes Joel’s family two hours, and they make multiple trips a day.

Joel has a physical disability, and he uses a tricycle get around. However, someone must push him as he cannot use his legs. If he wasn’t disabled, he said, he would make every journey for water so that his children and wife would not have to.

“As a parent, it distresses me,” he said. “But imagine how peaceful having an easily accessible water point near our homes would be.”

Despite his disability, Joel has set his mind on sending every one of his children to a university. Right now, five of the seven are in school, and he wakes at 4:30 a.m. to begin working in the garden, making bricks, tending to his coffee plantation, and feeding his chickens. Brick making is his next big venture, but it requires significant amounts of water.

His youngest daughter is always by his side, helping her father in whatever he needs and pushing him on his tricycle.

“The potential we have here is huge,” he said, holding his daughter on his lap. “It would be easy to work and prosper and insure the future of your children if only we had safe water.”

You can help Joel’s family and others is Bubali Kakindu village today. Your gift will provide health training for each household, plus a new, safe water source near their village.

Lasting change means more than just building a well. Compelled by the love of Christ, local Lifewater staff work house by house to teach families healthy habits that will impact generations to come.

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 Bubali Kakindu village today.

Read More
March 4, 2019: 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.

March 2019: Project Ready

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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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.

Sprinter

Mukebezi

WASH Technician

Samuel

Okello

Church Mobilizer

Juliet

Mugoya

Cashier

Mercy

Agaba

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Joseph

Balikowa

Sr. Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Joan

Kawala

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Santos

Ocaya

Jr. WASH Technician

Joyce

Sabano

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Joseph

Kagezi

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Tabisa

Nasirumbi

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Catherine

Apio

Area Program Manager, Mayuge, Uganda

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David

Mugoya

Driver & Logistics Assistant

David

Azoora

Area Program Manager, Kakumiro

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Philemon

Mubiru

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Suzan

Katebalirwe

Human Resource Manager

Thomas

Kawuzi

Sanitation and Hygiene Coordinator

Francis

Aguma

Jr. WASH Technician

Judith

Mpumwire

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Peter

Batambuze

Sr. Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Persis

Nabirye

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Sanyu

Nansubuga

Accounts Assistant

Alex

Mbaguta, MA

Uganda Country Director

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Rose

Apolot

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Lucy

Asimo

Accounts Assistant

Deo

Kanyankole

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Irene

Mbasalaki

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Martha

Atukwase

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Erinest

Waswa

Church Mobilizer

Jenipher

Nankya

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Bridget

Naikesa

Cashier

Jude

Ouga

Jr. WASH Technician

Xavier

Mbonye

Procurement and Logistics Officer

Gaitano

Okumu

Church Mobilizer

Fred

Batuli

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Paul

Gabula

Driver and Logistics Assistant

Nicholas

Agaba

Sanitation and Hygiene Coordinator

Emmanual

Kasajja

Sanitation and Hygiene Coordinator

Lawrance

Mukidi

Jr. WASH Technician

Grace

Orishaba

Area Program Manager, Kaliro, Uganda

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Vincent

Amaza

WASH Technician

Ackline

Ainembabazi

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Sylvester

Bwoye

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Eric

Massa

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

John Mary

Kasangaki

Driver

Peninah

Natukunda

Finance and Administration Manager

Catherine

Namusisi

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Ballam

Oyugi

Director of Program Operations

Margaret

Mbabazi

Cashier

Calvin

Babyenda

Accounts Assistant

Dorothy

Kwasherura

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Julious

Awelo

Jr. WASH Technician

Tom

Owiny

WASH Technician

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