Bukere Moja Village
Water Project

Project Funded!

Village Water Project

Bukere Moja, Uganda, Africa

GPS: 1.0669, 33.4638

212 people

Status: In Progress

  • Story
  • Updates 3
  • Plan

Life in Bukere Moja: Evelyn’s Story

Tall sugarcane line the path to the pond near Bukere Moja village. Like rows of corn, the thick vegetation provides a hiding place for dangers all too common for women and children in the community.

Evelyn, Fred, and their 10 children live in the bustling village of Bukere Moja village, where almost everyone relies on farming for income, and water is gathered from a pond.

“We fear that the future of our children will be the same as our lives now,” Evelyn said. “We want to live in freedom, but we fear being attacked at dawn when we go for water.”

A dozen mothers sat beside Evelyn as she shared her story with us, each of them with her own hardships. According to Evelyn, many women have lost children to waterborne diseases; her neighbors are living in poverty due largely from costly medical treatment and time lost fetching water.

“We have not known what it feels like to enjoy safe water,” Evelyn said.

The community is eager to do what it takes to have a safe water well.

“Do you know that every human being has a big dream?” she said. “We all have a picture in our heads about how our lives should be, and we want our children to enjoy life.”

“That is not possible when your mind is preoccupied with how you will get water to cook the next meal and bathe,” she added.

With safe water, Evelyn said the community would make bricks, a profitable activity that takes a great deal of water. They would save time and money, and send their children to school rather than on dangerous walks for water.

According to Evelyn, the situation has always felt impossible, but now she has hope.

You can help Evelyn’s family and others in Bukere Moja 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 Bukere Moja village today.

June 20, 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.

February 12, 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

Bukere Moja is in a very remote region of Uganda

View Interactive Map

This village is on its way to becoming a Healthy Village. The process takes approximately 24 months from start to finish. You can follow along with the progress below.

Here’s the Plan for Bukere Moja:

Pro-Tip! If the timeline is blue, that means Bukere Moja has reached this milestone! If it's gray, they are working towards that step next.

ready

Project Ready

Villages are carefully selected by Lifewater staff and wait for program work to begin in their area.

CLTS

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.

clts
healthy-homes-registered

Healthy Homes Registered

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.

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.

odf
wc_schoolmc_formed

Water Committee Selected

Bukere Moja has selected water committee members to manage the safe 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.

Construction Started

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

construction_start
construction_complete

Village Has Safe Water Source

The new safe water source is now complete!

Clean, safe water transforms a village. Everyone gathers to celebrate, thanking God for the miracle in their community. 

Healthy Village

Great news! Bukere Moja is now a certified Healthy Village. That means the safe water source is complete and more than 90% of the community’s homes are healthy. That is a new future for 212 children and families.

healthy_village_achieved

Story

Life in Bukere Moja: Evelyn’s Story

Tall sugarcane line the path to the pond near Bukere Moja village. Like rows of corn, the thick vegetation provides a hiding place for dangers all too common for women and children in the community.

Evelyn, Fred, and their 10 children live in the bustling village of Bukere Moja village, where almost everyone relies on farming for income, and water is gathered from a pond.

“We fear that the future of our children will be the same as our lives now,” Evelyn said. “We want to live in freedom, but we fear being attacked at dawn when we go for water.”

A dozen mothers sat beside Evelyn as she shared her story with us, each of them with her own hardships. According to Evelyn, many women have lost children to waterborne diseases; her neighbors are living in poverty due largely from costly medical treatment and time lost fetching water.

“We have not known what it feels like to enjoy safe water,” Evelyn said.

The community is eager to do what it takes to have a safe water well.

“Do you know that every human being has a big dream?” she said. “We all have a picture in our heads about how our lives should be, and we want our children to enjoy life.”

“That is not possible when your mind is preoccupied with how you will get water to cook the next meal and bathe,” she added.

With safe water, Evelyn said the community would make bricks, a profitable activity that takes a great deal of water. They would save time and money, and send their children to school rather than on dangerous walks for water.

According to Evelyn, the situation has always felt impossible, but now she has hope.

You can help Evelyn’s family and others in Bukere Moja 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 Bukere Moja village today.

Updates

June 20, 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.

February 12, 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

Plan

Bukere Moja is in a very remote region of Uganda

View Interactive Map

This village is on its way to becoming a Healthy Village. The process takes approximately 24 months from start to finish. You can follow along with the progress below.

Here’s the Plan for Bukere Moja:

Pro-Tip! If the timeline is blue, that means Bukere Moja has reached this milestone! If it's gray, they are working towards that step next.

ready

Project Ready

Villages are carefully selected by Lifewater staff and wait for program work to begin in their area.

CLTS

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.

clts
healthy-homes-registered

Healthy Homes Registered

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.

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.

odf
wc_schoolmc_formed

Water Committee Selected

Bukere Moja has selected water committee members to manage the safe 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.

Construction Started

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

construction_start
construction_complete

Village Has Safe Water Source

The new safe water source is now complete!

Clean, safe water transforms a village. Everyone gathers to celebrate, thanking God for the miracle in their community. 

Healthy Village

Great news! Bukere Moja is now a certified Healthy Village. That means the safe water source is complete and more than 90% of the community’s homes are healthy. That is a new future for 212 children and families.

healthy_village_achieved