Clean Water to Bukuku Emu Village

Previous water source was broken (L), newly completed water source (R)

Clean Water for Bukuku Emu Village

Uganda, Africa

Population: 483 people (78 families)

Completed on January 12, 2018

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Bukuku Emu: A Village Transformed

As of January 12, 2018, Bukuku Emu village drinks safe water and practices healthy sanitation and hygiene.

With a safe water source and new health practices like washing hands before eating, people in Bukuku Emu village are living healthier lives.

In an initial survey, Lifewater found that people in Bukuku Emu village and the entire district of Mayuge, Uganda were being rushed to clinics an average of twice a month, most commonly for preventable, water-related illnesses.

Today, Bukuku Emu village has sustained access to safe water. They are empowered to utilize their own skills and resources, and they actively practice simple health and sanitation habits that save lives around the world each day.

Change was possible because the community came together to learn vital habits to keep themselves healthy and keep their new water source safe from contamination. Lifewater supporters gave generously to support these trainings and the village’s safe water source, effectively becoming the hands and feet of Jesus in a remote part of Uganda.

You can make a difference in a village like Bukuku Emu. 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 a village water project just like Bukuku Emu today!

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01/12/2018: Construction complete

The new safe water source is now complete in Bukuku Emu!

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

12/04/2017: Construction started

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

12/04/2017: Community Prerequisites met

Bukuku Emu has completed all of the prerequisites for building a safe water source: There are already a number of Healthy Homes and an active water committee, plus the 15% community contribution is in place.

The next step is to build a safe water source. As soon as weather and scheduling allows, construction will begin on a new water source for the community.

09/13/2017: Water Committee formed

Good news! Bukuku Emu 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.

September 2017: Project Ready
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Latest Project News

Bukuku Emu: A Village Transformed

As of January 12, 2018, Bukuku Emu village drinks safe water and practices healthy sanitation and hygiene.

With a safe water source and new health practices like washing hands before eating, people in Bukuku Emu village are living healthier lives.

In an initial survey, Lifewater found that people in Bukuku Emu village and the entire district of Mayuge, Uganda were being rushed to clinics an average of twice a month, most commonly for preventable, water-related illnesses.

Today, Bukuku Emu village has sustained access to safe water. They are empowered to utilize their own skills and resources, and they actively practice simple health and sanitation habits that save lives around the world each day.

Change was possible because the community came together to learn vital habits to keep themselves healthy and keep their new water source safe from contamination. Lifewater supporters gave generously to support these trainings and the village’s safe water source, effectively becoming the hands and feet of Jesus in a remote part of Uganda.

You can make a difference in a village like Bukuku Emu. 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 a village water project just like Bukuku Emu today!

Read More
01/12/2018: Construction complete

The new safe water source is now complete in Bukuku Emu!

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

12/04/2017: Construction started

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

12/04/2017: Community Prerequisites met

Bukuku Emu has completed all of the prerequisites for building a safe water source: There are already a number of Healthy Homes and an active water committee, plus the 15% community contribution is in place.

The next step is to build a safe water source. As soon as weather and scheduling allows, construction will begin on a new water source for the community.

09/13/2017: Water Committee formed

Good news! Bukuku Emu 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.

September 2017: Project Ready
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“We are confident Lifewater’s work will have life-sustaining impact.”
– Cary A. Paine, The Stewardship Foundation

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