Clean Water to Busango Village

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

Clean Water for Busango Village

Uganda, Africa

Population: 713 people (106 families)

Completed on May 19, 2018

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Busango: A Village Transformed

As of May 19, 2018, all 713 people in Busango village drink safe water and practice healthy sanitation and hygiene.

Children in Busango 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 Busango 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 Busango 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 Busango. 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 Busango today!

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October 2018: Healthy Village achieved

Good news–there are new Healthy Homes in Busango! 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.

May 19, 2018: Construction Complete

The new safe water source is now complete in Busango!

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 Busango. Our local teams are using technology appropriate to the region and geography to ensure the new water source is sustainable.

April 2018: Community prerequisites met

Busango 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.

March 2018: Water Committee formed

Good news! Busango 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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Story
Latest Project News

Busango: A Village Transformed

As of May 19, 2018, all 713 people in Busango village drink safe water and practice healthy sanitation and hygiene.

Children in Busango 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 Busango 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 Busango 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 Busango. 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 Busango today!

Read More
October 2018: Healthy Village achieved

Good news–there are new Healthy Homes in Busango! 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.

May 19, 2018: Construction Complete

The new safe water source is now complete in Busango!

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 Busango. Our local teams are using technology appropriate to the region and geography to ensure the new water source is sustainable.

April 2018: Community prerequisites met

Busango 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.

March 2018: Water Committee formed

Good news! Busango 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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– Cary A. Paine, The Stewardship Foundation

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