Butangala Biri Village
Water Project

Fully Sponsored

$13,500 Raised of $13,500

22 supporters, 100% sponsored

"My biggest hope is that we shall become healthy once we get a well.” - Liz

Village Water Project

Butangala Biri, Uganda, Africa

GPS: 0.4029, 33.5381

270 people

  • Story
  • Updates 4
  • Plan

Life in Butangala Biri: Liz’s Story

Every day, Liz’s faces a long walk to a spring for water. It was installed by an organization many years ago, but it’s now broken down and badly contaminated. It’s the only source of water nearby.

For Liz, her children are her joy. Five-year-old Evelyn is smart, chatty, and affectionate. The others seem to smile always. But, unsafe water is making them sick and keeping them from school.

Liz lives in Butangala Biri village, where she and her family make three trips a day for water through dense sugarcane where dangerous men and animals sometimes linger. It takes 30 minutes just to reach the spring.

“We have worked hard to live healthy,” Liz said. “But we still deal with the consequences of consuming unsafe water and poor security at the spring.”

The water in Butangala Biri village makes all of the children sick, and treatment for these illnesses is expensive and often difficult for families to afford.

“As a mother I could not wish to have any other kids,” Liz said. “God has blessed me.”

“The only limitation to their potential is the lack of a safe water source,” she added.

Liz is vibrant and quick to laugh. With safe water, she’ll have time to work and invest in her children. According to her, this opportunity is her greatest dream.

“My biggest hope is that we shall become healthy once we get a well,” she said. “A healthy person works hard, saves, and invests in education.”

“Children who are healthy perform well at school and go places with their studies,” Liz added. “All this is achievable with safe water.”

You can help Liz’s family and others in Butangala Biri 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 Butangala Biri village today.

September 19, 2019: Water Committee formed

Good news! Butangala Biri 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.

July 11, 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 28, 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

Butangala Biri is in a very remote region of Uganda

View Interactive Map

This village is on its way to becoming a Healthy Village. The process takes approximately 24 months from start to finish. You can follow along with the progress below.

Here’s the Plan for Butangala Biri:

Pro-Tip! If the timeline is blue, that means Butangala Biri has reached this milestone! If it's gray, they are working towards that step next.

ready

Project Ready

Villages are carefully selected by Lifewater staff and wait for program work to begin in their area.

CLTS

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.

clts
healthy-homes-registered

Healthy Homes Registered

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.

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.

odf
wc_schoolmc_formed

Water Committee Selected

Butangala Biri has selected water committee members to manage the safe 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.

Construction Started

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

construction_start
construction_complete

Village Has Safe Water Source

The new safe water source is now complete!

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

Healthy Village

Great news! Butangala Biri 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. That is a new future for 270 children and families.

healthy_village_achieved

Story

Life in Butangala Biri: Liz’s Story

Every day, Liz’s faces a long walk to a spring for water. It was installed by an organization many years ago, but it’s now broken down and badly contaminated. It’s the only source of water nearby.

For Liz, her children are her joy. Five-year-old Evelyn is smart, chatty, and affectionate. The others seem to smile always. But, unsafe water is making them sick and keeping them from school.

Liz lives in Butangala Biri village, where she and her family make three trips a day for water through dense sugarcane where dangerous men and animals sometimes linger. It takes 30 minutes just to reach the spring.

“We have worked hard to live healthy,” Liz said. “But we still deal with the consequences of consuming unsafe water and poor security at the spring.”

The water in Butangala Biri village makes all of the children sick, and treatment for these illnesses is expensive and often difficult for families to afford.

“As a mother I could not wish to have any other kids,” Liz said. “God has blessed me.”

“The only limitation to their potential is the lack of a safe water source,” she added.

Liz is vibrant and quick to laugh. With safe water, she’ll have time to work and invest in her children. According to her, this opportunity is her greatest dream.

“My biggest hope is that we shall become healthy once we get a well,” she said. “A healthy person works hard, saves, and invests in education.”

“Children who are healthy perform well at school and go places with their studies,” Liz added. “All this is achievable with safe water.”

You can help Liz’s family and others in Butangala Biri 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 Butangala Biri village today.

Updates

September 19, 2019: Water Committee formed

Good news! Butangala Biri 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.

July 11, 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 28, 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

Plan

Butangala Biri is in a very remote region of Uganda

View Interactive Map

This village is on its way to becoming a Healthy Village. The process takes approximately 24 months from start to finish. You can follow along with the progress below.

Here’s the Plan for Butangala Biri:

Pro-Tip! If the timeline is blue, that means Butangala Biri has reached this milestone! If it's gray, they are working towards that step next.

ready

Project Ready

Villages are carefully selected by Lifewater staff and wait for program work to begin in their area.

CLTS

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.

clts
healthy-homes-registered

Healthy Homes Registered

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.

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.

odf
wc_schoolmc_formed

Water Committee Selected

Butangala Biri has selected water committee members to manage the safe 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.

Construction Started

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

construction_start
construction_complete

Village Has Safe Water Source

The new safe water source is now complete!

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

Healthy Village

Great news! Butangala Biri 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. That is a new future for 270 children and families.

healthy_village_achieved