Butangala Satu Village
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"Getting clean and safe water in our village will be a huge relief to us.” - Nakirya, mother of three

Village Water Project

Butangala Satu, Uganda, Africa

GPS: 0.3997, 33.5428

444 people

  • Story
  • Updates 3
  • Plan

Life in Butangala Satu: Nakirya’s Story

When the rains come and wash waste and debris into Butangala Satu village’s pond, Nakirya and her community know what they must do. Taking buckets, they scoop the muddy water out and dump it far away.

Then, they wait for the rains to come and fill it again. Despite their efforts, the water that collects in the pond never smells or tastes clean. Butangala Satu village has no choice.

“Getting clean and safe water in our village will be a huge relief to us,” Nakirya said.

Nakirya, her husband, and their three children live in Butangala Satu village. Three times a day, Nakirya’s family journeys to the pond to fill their containers with water.

When it stops raining for months at a time, Nakirya and her family must buy water from people who have personal ponds. On top of an additional financial hardship, the water still makes her children ill.

“We spend a lot of money on medical bills,” Nakirya said.

Nakirya estimates that the amount she and her husband spend on medical treatment for each child in one year would be enough to put the same child through school for two years.

Access to a safe supply of water would radically cut down on these expenses. It would change lives for families in Butangala Satu.

“I would be able to devote enough time to my tailoring work,” Nakirya said. “The extra income would help us afford a better education and a future for our children.”

Her husband dreams of starting a brick-making business.

“Access to clean and safe water in our village will help us live healthier lives and boost our economic well being,” Nakirya said.

You can help Nakirya’s family and others in Butangala Satu 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 Satu village today.

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 Satu 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 Satu:

Pro-Tip! If the timeline is blue, that means Butangala Satu 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 Satu 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 Satu 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 Satu 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 444 children and families.

healthy_village_achieved

Story

Life in Butangala Satu: Nakirya’s Story

When the rains come and wash waste and debris into Butangala Satu village’s pond, Nakirya and her community know what they must do. Taking buckets, they scoop the muddy water out and dump it far away.

Then, they wait for the rains to come and fill it again. Despite their efforts, the water that collects in the pond never smells or tastes clean. Butangala Satu village has no choice.

“Getting clean and safe water in our village will be a huge relief to us,” Nakirya said.

Nakirya, her husband, and their three children live in Butangala Satu village. Three times a day, Nakirya’s family journeys to the pond to fill their containers with water.

When it stops raining for months at a time, Nakirya and her family must buy water from people who have personal ponds. On top of an additional financial hardship, the water still makes her children ill.

“We spend a lot of money on medical bills,” Nakirya said.

Nakirya estimates that the amount she and her husband spend on medical treatment for each child in one year would be enough to put the same child through school for two years.

Access to a safe supply of water would radically cut down on these expenses. It would change lives for families in Butangala Satu.

“I would be able to devote enough time to my tailoring work,” Nakirya said. “The extra income would help us afford a better education and a future for our children.”

Her husband dreams of starting a brick-making business.

“Access to clean and safe water in our village will help us live healthier lives and boost our economic well being,” Nakirya said.

You can help Nakirya’s family and others in Butangala Satu 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 Satu village today.

Updates

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 Satu 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 Satu:

Pro-Tip! If the timeline is blue, that means Butangala Satu 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 Satu 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 Satu 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 Satu 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 444 children and families.

healthy_village_achieved