Give Clean Water to Butiita Tatu Village

Clean Water for Butiita Tatu Village

Uganda, Africa

Population: 358 people (72 families)

Project funded

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“Whatever yield we get is taken up by medication for water-related diseases.” - Juliet, mother and village leader

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Juliet Orikiriza’s home is always buzzing with the voices of neighbors. As the village’s leader, Juliet is consulted for all disputes and considered the wisest of everyone in Butiita Tatu village.

Juliet is a mother of 12 and widow. She lives with two of her daughters and grandchildren, and they are a close family, knitted together by common losses. Years ago, Juliet’s husband and two children died of malaria.

Every day, Juliet’s daughters walk to a pond to gather brown water in plastic containers. They use it for washing, cooking, and drinking, and it makes them very ill.

Typhoid, a water-related disease characterized by weakness and fever, is common in Juliet’s household. Each time she and her family seek treatment, it costs them up to $22.

As bean farmers, they make only about $64 a season, and someone needs treatment almost every month. This means that Juliet’s family in constantly struggling to survive.

“Whatever yield we get is taken up by medication for water-related diseases,” she said.

When families cannot afford to cover both school fees and medication, many children drop out of school. Juliet’s daughter, Philomena, dropped out after 8th grade.

“That year… we frequently suffered from typhoid, stomachaches, and diarrhea and harvest was poor, she dropped out and became a mother shortly after,” Juliet said. “She was a very bright girl who could have achieved a lot.”

Juliet has never known an easy life, but as a mother and village leader, she inspires many.

“Safe water would change our lives greatly,” she said. “I cannot fetch water now because of the distance and my physical weakness; that would be different with an accessible safe water source.”

You can help Juliet’s family and all of Butiita Tatu village today. Your gift will provide health training for each household, plus a safe water source near their village.

Lasting change means more than just building a well. Local Lifewater staff will work house by house to teach healthy habits and share the love of Christ.

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 Butiita Tatu village today.

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August 7, 2019: Construction started

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

August 7, 2019: Community Prerequisites met

Butiita Tatu 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.

July 19, 2019: 3 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 3 new Healthy Homes in Butiita Tatu! 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 28, 2019: 4 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 4 new Healthy Homes in Butiita Tatu! 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 02, 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.

April 18, 2019: Water Committee formed

Good news! Butiita Tatu 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 09, 2019: 3 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 3 new Healthy Homes in Butiita Tatu! 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.

March 14, 2019: 6 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 6 new Healthy Homes in Butiita Tatu! 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.

January 11, 2019: 1 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 1 new Healthy Homes in Butiita Tatu! 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.

October 19, 2018: 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.

September 2018: Project Ready
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When you follow or donate to this
water project, you'll receive:

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    Updates from the field

  • Progress

    Progress in the village

  • Completion

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Story
Latest Project News

Juliet Orikiriza’s home is always buzzing with the voices of neighbors. As the village’s leader, Juliet is consulted for all disputes and considered the wisest of everyone in Butiita Tatu village.

Juliet is a mother of 12 and widow. She lives with two of her daughters and grandchildren, and they are a close family, knitted together by common losses. Years ago, Juliet’s husband and two children died of malaria.

Every day, Juliet’s daughters walk to a pond to gather brown water in plastic containers. They use it for washing, cooking, and drinking, and it makes them very ill.

Typhoid, a water-related disease characterized by weakness and fever, is common in Juliet’s household. Each time she and her family seek treatment, it costs them up to $22.

As bean farmers, they make only about $64 a season, and someone needs treatment almost every month. This means that Juliet’s family in constantly struggling to survive.

“Whatever yield we get is taken up by medication for water-related diseases,” she said.

When families cannot afford to cover both school fees and medication, many children drop out of school. Juliet’s daughter, Philomena, dropped out after 8th grade.

“That year… we frequently suffered from typhoid, stomachaches, and diarrhea and harvest was poor, she dropped out and became a mother shortly after,” Juliet said. “She was a very bright girl who could have achieved a lot.”

Juliet has never known an easy life, but as a mother and village leader, she inspires many.

“Safe water would change our lives greatly,” she said. “I cannot fetch water now because of the distance and my physical weakness; that would be different with an accessible safe water source.”

You can help Juliet’s family and all of Butiita Tatu village today. Your gift will provide health training for each household, plus a safe water source near their village.

Lasting change means more than just building a well. Local Lifewater staff will work house by house to teach healthy habits and share the love of Christ.

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 Butiita Tatu village today.

Read More
August 7, 2019: Construction started

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

August 7, 2019: Community Prerequisites met

Butiita Tatu 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.

July 19, 2019: 3 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 3 new Healthy Homes in Butiita Tatu! 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 28, 2019: 4 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 4 new Healthy Homes in Butiita Tatu! 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 02, 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.

April 18, 2019: Water Committee formed

Good news! Butiita Tatu 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 09, 2019: 3 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 3 new Healthy Homes in Butiita Tatu! 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.

March 14, 2019: 6 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 6 new Healthy Homes in Butiita Tatu! 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.

January 11, 2019: 1 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 1 new Healthy Homes in Butiita Tatu! 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.

October 19, 2018: 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.

September 2018: Project Ready
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Meet the Team

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

Dorothy

Kwasherura

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Joseph

Balikowa

Sr. Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Joseph

Kagezi

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Fred

Batuli

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Santos

Ocaya

Jr. WASH Technician

Peninah

Natukunda

Finance and Administration Manager

Sylvester

Bwoye

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Rose

Apolot

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Irene

Mbasalaki

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Thomas

Kawuzi

Sanitation and Hygiene Coordinator

Xavier

Mbonye

Procurement and Logistics Officer

Lawrance

Mukidi

Jr. WASH Technician

Persis

Nabirye

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Deo

Kanyankole

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Sprinter

Mukebezi

WASH Technician

Erinest

Waswa

Church Mobilizer

Tom

Owiny

WASH Technician

Sanyu

Nansubuga

Accounts Assistant

Ackline

Ainembabazi

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Julious

Awelo

Jr. WASH Technician

Vincent

Amaza

WASH Technician

Suzan

Katebalirwe

Human Resource Manager

Francis

Aguma

Jr. WASH Technician

Bridget

Naikesa

Cashier

Catherine

Namusisi

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Paul

Gabula

Driver and Logistics Assistant

Juliet

Mugoya

Cashier

Eric

Massa

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

David

Azoora

Area Program Manager, Kakumiro

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Ritah

Katongole

Accounts Assistant

Emmanual

Kasajja

Sanitation and Hygiene Coordinator

Alex

Mbaguta, MA

Uganda Country Director

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Ballam

Oyugi

Director of Program Operations

Martha

Atukwase

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Tabisa

Nasirumbi

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Grace

Orishaba

Area Program Manager, Kaliro, Uganda

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Peter

Batambuze

Sr. Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Calvin

Babyenda

Accounts Assistant

Samuel

Okello

Church Mobilizer

Lucy

Asimo

Accounts Assistant

John Mary

Kasangaki

Driver

Joan

Kawala

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Nicholas

Agaba

Sanitation and Hygiene Coordinator

Jenipher

Nankya

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Jude

Ouga

Jr. WASH Technician

Catherine

Apio

Area Program Manager, Mayuge, Uganda

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Mercy

Agaba

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Margaret

Mbabazi

Cashier

David

Mugoya

Driver & Logistics Assistant

Judith

Mpumwire

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Gaitano

Okumu

Church Mobilizer

Joyce

Sabano

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Philemon

Mubiru

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

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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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