Give Clean Water to Bulemo Village

Give Clean Water to Bulemo Village

Uganda, Africa

Population: 254 people (46 families)

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A select number of village water projects are reserved for single sponsorship (one donor or donor group). Ideal for churches, businesses, or families looking to partner with an entire village!

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The well in Bulemo village is overused and overcrowded, and people spend many hours waiting in line for a drink of water.

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Life in Bulemo: Irene’s Story

When water is scarce, people become desperate for it and desperate to survive. In Bulemo village, a single well serves hundreds of people; the result is hours-long waits in the burning sun, dehydration, and fights among neighbors.

Irene Nangobi has four children in Bulemo village. Each day, she and her children spend a total of eight hours waiting in line and filling their container with water.

Because the well is overused, it breaks down often. When this happens, Irene walks for many hours to reach another well. Sometimes, she just gathers water from the local swamp.

With enough safe water closeby, Irene said, “I would get more time to work, save, and educate our children and grandchildren for a better, brighter future than is currently the case.”

Irene is spending hours of her day filling her container with water, time that she could be using to work on her farm.

“I work very hard to help the children attain education, but it doesn’t pay off since whatever we produce is not even enough to feed us,” she said.
Irene’s community does not have bathrooms of their own. Instead, everyone goes outside. The environment is unhealthy and unsafe, and children are sick almost always.

Recently, entire families suffered from cholera, a waterborne disease known to be deadly when it’s not treated quickly.

Despite her community’s challenges, Irene draws hope from her family. Her grandson, Joel, is ten years old and wants to be a doctor when he grows up.

“We are prayerful and hopeful that things will change soon,” Irene said. “Whoever God uses to solve this problem will have our utmost respect and blessings.”

You can help Irene’s family and others in Bulemo 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 Bulemo village today.

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February 2019: Project Ready

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water project, you'll receive:

  • Updates

    Updates from the field

  • Progress

    Progress in the village

  • Completion

    Completion reports

$12,700 Goal

This project is available for single sponsorship. Fund the entire village today.

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Latest Project News

Life in Bulemo: Irene’s Story

When water is scarce, people become desperate for it and desperate to survive. In Bulemo village, a single well serves hundreds of people; the result is hours-long waits in the burning sun, dehydration, and fights among neighbors.

Irene Nangobi has four children in Bulemo village. Each day, she and her children spend a total of eight hours waiting in line and filling their container with water.

Because the well is overused, it breaks down often. When this happens, Irene walks for many hours to reach another well. Sometimes, she just gathers water from the local swamp.

With enough safe water closeby, Irene said, “I would get more time to work, save, and educate our children and grandchildren for a better, brighter future than is currently the case.”

Irene is spending hours of her day filling her container with water, time that she could be using to work on her farm.

“I work very hard to help the children attain education, but it doesn’t pay off since whatever we produce is not even enough to feed us,” she said.
Irene’s community does not have bathrooms of their own. Instead, everyone goes outside. The environment is unhealthy and unsafe, and children are sick almost always.

Recently, entire families suffered from cholera, a waterborne disease known to be deadly when it’s not treated quickly.

Despite her community’s challenges, Irene draws hope from her family. Her grandson, Joel, is ten years old and wants to be a doctor when he grows up.

“We are prayerful and hopeful that things will change soon,” Irene said. “Whoever God uses to solve this problem will have our utmost respect and blessings.”

You can help Irene’s family and others in Bulemo 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 Bulemo village today.

Read More
February 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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View live progress in Bulemo including healthy homes, healthy villages and more.

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Meet the Team

Lifewater field staff walk alongside each family in all our program regions with persistence, humility, and courage.

Joyce

Sabano

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

David

Azoora

Area Program Manager, Kakumiro

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Calvin

Babyenda

Accounts Assistant

Nicholas

Agaba

Sanitation and Hygiene Coordinator

Catherine

Namusisi

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Lawrance

Mukidi

Jr. WASH Technician

Sylvester

Bwoye

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

David

Mugoya

Driver & Logistics Assistant

Xavier

Mbonye

Procurement and Logistics Officer

Margaret

Mbabazi

Cashier

Tabisa

Nasirumbi

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Mercy

Agaba

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Eric

Massa

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Deo

Kanyankole

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Catherine

Apio

Area Program Manager, Mayuge, Uganda

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Irene

Mbasalaki

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Lucy

Asimo

Accounts Assistant

Ackline

Ainembabazi

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Judith

Mpumwire

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Jenipher

Nankya

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Dorothy

Kwasherura

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Vincent

Amaza

WASH Technician

Paul

Gabula

Driver and Logistics Assistant

Peninah

Natukunda

Finance and Administration Manager

Doreen

Nakacwa

Office Assistant

Sprinter

Mukebezi

WASH Technician

Bridget

Naikesa

Cashier

Alex

Mbaguta, MA

Uganda Country Director

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Santos

Ocaya

Jr. WASH Technician

Francis

Aguma

Jr. WASH Technician

Joseph

Kagezi

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Julious

Awelo

Jr. WASH Technician

Grace

Orishaba

Area Program Manager, Kaliro, Uganda

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Joan

Kawala

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Rose

Apolot

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Philemon

Mubiru

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Fred

Batuli

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Emmanual

Kasajja

Sanitation and Hygiene Coordinator

Peter

Batambuze

Sr. Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Thomas

Kawuzi

Sanitation and Hygiene Coordinator

Juliet

Mugoya

Cashier

Martha

Atukwase

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Ballam

Oyugi

Director of Program Operations

Jude

Ouga

Jr. WASH Technician

Joseph

Balikowa

Sr. Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Persis

Nabirye

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

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