Give Clean Water to Bugabwe Kasozi Village

Clean Water for Bugabwe Kasozi Village

Uganda, Africa

Population: 341 people (69 families)

Project funded

“If we were to get a nearby safe water point, we would save a lot of time to work more.” - Namremo, mother of four

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Life in Bugabwe Kasozi: Namremo’s Story

Namremo says she laughs to keep the sadness away. Laughter is an escape in her most difficult days.

Namremo, her husband, Milton, and their four children live in Bugabwe Kasozi village, a community without safe water.

The mother of four must fill her container with water three times to have enough for the day’s needs. There is a well in another village that is a two-hour walk for a single trip. The well breaks often, and when it does, it can be a month before it’s fixed.

Namremo must choose between walking hours in the heat and missing out on a day’s work or filling her container with contaminated water at the local pond.

Every week, Namremo draws from the pond.

“If we were to get a nearby safe water point, we would save a lot of time to work more and increase our productivity,” she said. “We would be able to educate our children and engage in trade.”

Her five-month-old son, Innocent, sits on her lap, cooing and seeming to add his account of the same story.

“When someone tells you that their dream is to live consistently healthy, you may take it for granted, but it is everything,” she said. “Lifespan can be shortened, which is what is happening here.”

Even in the telling of her story, Namremo finds ways to make us laugh.

Namremo dreams of sending her children to school. Right now, her oldest is nine years old, and she is in and out of school depending on whether or not she is healthy and whether her parents were able to afford her tuition that semester.

“Like any parent, I would like my children to be educated,” Namremo said. “If I can get a doctor, a teacher, and another with a valuable career then we would have done our bit as parents.”

“It is challenging even to an optimist like me,” she added, “but we are quite hopeful that things will become better.”

You can help Namremo’s family and others in Bugabwe Kasozi 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 Bugabwe Kasozi village today.

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September 02, 2019: Construction started

Work is officially underway to build a safe water source for Bugabwe Kasozi. Our local teams are using technology appropriate to the region and geography to ensure the new water source is sustainable.

July 11, 2019: Village Certified ODF

When each household builds and uses their own functioning restroom, a community earns an “Open Defecation Free” (ODF) certification. Each country has their own processes and celebration for ODF villages, and it’s a huge accomplishment towards improved health for everyone.

July 3, 2019: Water Committee formed

Good news! Bugabwe Kasozi 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.

March 15, 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.

February 2019: Project Ready
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Latest Project News

Life in Bugabwe Kasozi: Namremo’s Story

Namremo says she laughs to keep the sadness away. Laughter is an escape in her most difficult days.

Namremo, her husband, Milton, and their four children live in Bugabwe Kasozi village, a community without safe water.

The mother of four must fill her container with water three times to have enough for the day’s needs. There is a well in another village that is a two-hour walk for a single trip. The well breaks often, and when it does, it can be a month before it’s fixed.

Namremo must choose between walking hours in the heat and missing out on a day’s work or filling her container with contaminated water at the local pond.

Every week, Namremo draws from the pond.

“If we were to get a nearby safe water point, we would save a lot of time to work more and increase our productivity,” she said. “We would be able to educate our children and engage in trade.”

Her five-month-old son, Innocent, sits on her lap, cooing and seeming to add his account of the same story.

“When someone tells you that their dream is to live consistently healthy, you may take it for granted, but it is everything,” she said. “Lifespan can be shortened, which is what is happening here.”

Even in the telling of her story, Namremo finds ways to make us laugh.

Namremo dreams of sending her children to school. Right now, her oldest is nine years old, and she is in and out of school depending on whether or not she is healthy and whether her parents were able to afford her tuition that semester.

“Like any parent, I would like my children to be educated,” Namremo said. “If I can get a doctor, a teacher, and another with a valuable career then we would have done our bit as parents.”

“It is challenging even to an optimist like me,” she added, “but we are quite hopeful that things will become better.”

You can help Namremo’s family and others in Bugabwe Kasozi 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 Bugabwe Kasozi village today.

Read More
September 02, 2019: Construction started

Work is officially underway to build a safe water source for Bugabwe Kasozi. Our local teams are using technology appropriate to the region and geography to ensure the new water source is sustainable.

July 11, 2019: Village Certified ODF

When each household builds and uses their own functioning restroom, a community earns an “Open Defecation Free” (ODF) certification. Each country has their own processes and celebration for ODF villages, and it’s a huge accomplishment towards improved health for everyone.

July 3, 2019: Water Committee formed

Good news! Bugabwe Kasozi 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.

March 15, 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.

February 2019: 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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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

Bridget

Naikesa

Cashier

Joan

Kawala

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Paul

Gabula

Driver and Logistics Assistant

Martha

Atukwase

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Catherine

Apio

Area Program Manager, Mayuge, Uganda

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Dorothy

Kwasherura

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Juliet

Mugoya

Cashier

Mercy

Agaba

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Grace

Orishaba

Area Program Manager, Kaliro, Uganda

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Peninah

Natukunda

Finance and Administration Manager

Joseph

Balikowa

Sr. Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Jenipher

Nankya

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Alex

Mbaguta, MA

Uganda Country Director

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Thomas

Kawuzi

Sanitation and Hygiene Coordinator

Philemon

Mubiru

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Rose

Apolot

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Jude

Ouga

Jr. WASH Technician

David

Azoora

Area Program Manager, Kakumiro

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John Mary

Kasangaki

Driver

Fred

Batuli

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Ballam

Oyugi

Director of Program Operations

Joyce

Sabano

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Deo

Kanyankole

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Francis

Aguma

Jr. WASH Technician

Tabisa

Nasirumbi

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Eric

Massa

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Calvin

Babyenda

Accounts Assistant

Judith

Mpumwire

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Persis

Nabirye

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Catherine

Namusisi

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Samuel

Okello

Church Mobilizer

Ritah

Katongole

Accounts Assistant

Irene

Mbasalaki

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Peter

Batambuze

Sr. Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Santos

Ocaya

Jr. WASH Technician

Suzan

Katebalirwe

Human Resource Manager

Ackline

Ainembabazi

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Emmanual

Kasajja

Sanitation and Hygiene Coordinator

Lawrance

Mukidi

Jr. WASH Technician

Sprinter

Mukebezi

WASH Technician

Nicholas

Agaba

Sanitation and Hygiene Coordinator

Erinest

Waswa

Church Mobilizer

Tom

Owiny

WASH Technician

Vincent

Amaza

WASH Technician

Lucy

Asimo

Accounts Assistant

David

Mugoya

Driver & Logistics Assistant

Sanyu

Nansubuga

Accounts Assistant

Gaitano

Okumu

Church Mobilizer

Xavier

Mbonye

Procurement and Logistics Officer

Julious

Awelo

Jr. WASH Technician

Sylvester

Bwoye

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Margaret

Mbabazi

Cashier

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Your donation is restricted for use within the program region for which the water project is located. Project cost estimates are established from program averages across all Lifewater programs and are based on the population size of the village. Community contributions are included in the program costs but not in the program funding goals. Real-time results are provided from the actual project sponsored. Occasionally Lifewater will receive more contributions for a given project than can be wisely applied to that project. When that happens, we use these funds to meet a similar pressing need in the same program region.

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