Clean Water to Bunabala Village

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

Clean Water for Bunabala Village

Uganda, Africa

Population: 425 people (69 families)

Completed on May 19, 2018

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Bunabala: A Village Transformed

As of May 19, 2018, all 425 people in Bunabala village drink safe water and practice healthy sanitation and hygiene.

Children in Bunabala are able to go to school, no longer weighed down by long walks for water with heavy containers. Mothers and fathers are saving the money they would have spent on treatment for water-related diseases and investing in their families instead.

In an initial study of Bunabala village and surrounding villages in the Kaliro region of Uganda, an enormous 36% of children suffered from diarrhea, an illness associated with contaminated food and water, in the week prior to the survey.

The illness and subsequent health clinic costs were debilitating for families.

Today, the community has access to safe water. They are empowered to utilize their own skills and resources, and they actively practice health and sanitation habits that keep children, mothers, and fathers healthier than ever before.

Nairuba Federce, a resident of the Kaliro region, said, “We are very happy now, and we hope the same opportunity will be given to neighboring villages that don’t enjoy the availability of clean water. May God bless Lifewater.”

Change in Bunabala was possible because the community came together to learn and practice vital health and sanitation practices. Lifewater supporters gave generously to support these trainings and a safe water source, effectively becoming the hands and feet of Jesus for these families.

You can make a difference in a village like Bunabala. 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 Bunabala today!

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November 2018: Certified Healthy Village

Great news! Bunabala 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.

May 19, 2018: Construction Complete

The new safe water source is now complete in Bunabala!

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

April 19, 2018: Construction Started

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

March 2018: Community Prerequisites Met

Bunabala 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.

February 19, 2018: Water Committee Formed

Good news! Bunabala 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.

April 2016: Project Created
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Latest Project News

Bunabala: A Village Transformed

As of May 19, 2018, all 425 people in Bunabala village drink safe water and practice healthy sanitation and hygiene.

Children in Bunabala are able to go to school, no longer weighed down by long walks for water with heavy containers. Mothers and fathers are saving the money they would have spent on treatment for water-related diseases and investing in their families instead.

In an initial study of Bunabala village and surrounding villages in the Kaliro region of Uganda, an enormous 36% of children suffered from diarrhea, an illness associated with contaminated food and water, in the week prior to the survey.

The illness and subsequent health clinic costs were debilitating for families.

Today, the community has access to safe water. They are empowered to utilize their own skills and resources, and they actively practice health and sanitation habits that keep children, mothers, and fathers healthier than ever before.

Nairuba Federce, a resident of the Kaliro region, said, “We are very happy now, and we hope the same opportunity will be given to neighboring villages that don’t enjoy the availability of clean water. May God bless Lifewater.”

Change in Bunabala was possible because the community came together to learn and practice vital health and sanitation practices. Lifewater supporters gave generously to support these trainings and a safe water source, effectively becoming the hands and feet of Jesus for these families.

You can make a difference in a village like Bunabala. 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 Bunabala today!

Read More
November 2018: Certified Healthy Village

Great news! Bunabala 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.

May 19, 2018: Construction Complete

The new safe water source is now complete in Bunabala!

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

April 19, 2018: Construction Started

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

March 2018: Community Prerequisites Met

Bunabala 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.

February 19, 2018: Water Committee Formed

Good news! Bunabala 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.

April 2016: Project Created
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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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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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