Give Clean Water to Bukere Moja Village

Clean Water for Bukere Moja Village

Uganda, Africa

Population: 212 people (36 families)

Project funded

“We have not known what it feels like to enjoy safe water.” - Evelyn, mother of 10

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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.

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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
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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

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Latest Project News

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.

Read More
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
Read More

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.

Peter

Batambuze

Sr. Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Alex

Mbaguta, MA

Uganda Country Director

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Suzan

Katebalirwe

Human Resource Manager

Mercy

Agaba

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Catherine

Namusisi

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Tabisa

Nasirumbi

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Persis

Nabirye

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Dorothy

Kwasherura

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Catherine

Apio

Area Program Manager, Mayuge, Uganda

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Joan

Kawala

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Erinest

Waswa

Church Mobilizer

Jenipher

Nankya

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Santos

Ocaya

Jr. WASH Technician

Sanyu

Nansubuga

Accounts Assistant

Margaret

Mbabazi

Cashier

Grace

Orishaba

Area Program Manager, Kaliro, Uganda

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Martha

Atukwase

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

David

Azoora

Area Program Manager, Kakumiro

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Rose

Apolot

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Gaitano

Okumu

Church Mobilizer

Joyce

Sabano

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Deo

Kanyankole

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Xavier

Mbonye

Procurement and Logistics Officer

Ackline

Ainembabazi

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Joseph

Balikowa

Sr. Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Joseph

Kagezi

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Jude

Ouga

Jr. WASH Technician

Vincent

Amaza

WASH Technician

Calvin

Babyenda

Accounts Assistant

David

Mugoya

Driver & Logistics Assistant

Irene

Mbasalaki

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Nicholas

Agaba

Sanitation and Hygiene Coordinator

Francis

Aguma

Jr. WASH Technician

Paul

Gabula

Driver and Logistics Assistant

Bridget

Naikesa

Cashier

Sprinter

Mukebezi

WASH Technician

Lucy

Asimo

Accounts Assistant

Peninah

Natukunda

Finance and Administration Manager

Fred

Batuli

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Emmanual

Kasajja

Sanitation and Hygiene Coordinator

Julious

Awelo

Jr. WASH Technician

Samuel

Okello

Church Mobilizer

Judith

Mpumwire

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Juliet

Mugoya

Cashier

Sylvester

Bwoye

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Tom

Owiny

WASH Technician

Philemon

Mubiru

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Eric

Massa

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Lawrance

Mukidi

Jr. WASH Technician

Ballam

Oyugi

Director of Program Operations

John Mary

Kasangaki

Driver

Ritah

Katongole

Accounts Assistant

Thomas

Kawuzi

Sanitation and Hygiene Coordinator

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