Clean Water to Kalele Village

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

Clean Water for Kalele Village

Uganda, Africa

Population: 210 people (35 families)

Completed on May 2, 2019

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Life in Kalele: Abel’s Story

Abel Mwebaze prides himself on having a clean home. You can often find him sweeping and washing his children’s dirty dishes when he is not tending to his farm in Kalele village.

Even a health-conscious man like Abel cannot prevent the waterborne illness that plague his family of nine.

Each morning at 5 a.m., Abel’s wife wakes to collect water at the pond. She and Abel have decided that she will journey for water so that their children do not miss school. Plus, the 3-mile walk is exhausting, and children could easily fall in the pond on the slipperty bank.

The pond is browned by dirt and open to contamination from insects and animals.

When the pond dries up, they must walk six miles to find more water.

“Availability of safe water means being healthy, hygienic, and productive,” he said. “We cannot be those things right now.”

Their 9-year-old son, Frank Muhiire, recently suffered from a bout of typhoid, a water-borne illness that can be fatal if left untreated. It cost $16 to treat and 14 missed school days.

For a family living in extreme poverty, $16 is weeks worth of income. Abel’s family is eager for safe water and ready to do what it takes to receive it.

You can help families in Kalele 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 with everyone. With clean water, children can spend more time in school.

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 Kalele village today.

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May 2, 2019: Construction complete

The new safe water source is now complete in Kalele!

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

March 18, 2019: Construction started

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

March 11, 2019: 4 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 4 new Healthy Homes in Kalele! 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.

February 25, 2019: Community Prerequisites met

Kalele 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.

January 25, 2019: Water Committee formed

Good news! Kalele 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.

January 07, 2019: 1 new Healthy Homes Registered

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

December 18, 2018: 3 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 3 new Healthy Homes in Kalele! 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 18, 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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Life in Kalele: Abel’s Story

Abel Mwebaze prides himself on having a clean home. You can often find him sweeping and washing his children’s dirty dishes when he is not tending to his farm in Kalele village.

Even a health-conscious man like Abel cannot prevent the waterborne illness that plague his family of nine.

Each morning at 5 a.m., Abel’s wife wakes to collect water at the pond. She and Abel have decided that she will journey for water so that their children do not miss school. Plus, the 3-mile walk is exhausting, and children could easily fall in the pond on the slipperty bank.

The pond is browned by dirt and open to contamination from insects and animals.

When the pond dries up, they must walk six miles to find more water.

“Availability of safe water means being healthy, hygienic, and productive,” he said. “We cannot be those things right now.”

Their 9-year-old son, Frank Muhiire, recently suffered from a bout of typhoid, a water-borne illness that can be fatal if left untreated. It cost $16 to treat and 14 missed school days.

For a family living in extreme poverty, $16 is weeks worth of income. Abel’s family is eager for safe water and ready to do what it takes to receive it.

You can help families in Kalele 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 with everyone. With clean water, children can spend more time in school.

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 Kalele village today.

Read More
May 2, 2019: Construction complete

The new safe water source is now complete in Kalele!

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

March 18, 2019: Construction started

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

March 11, 2019: 4 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 4 new Healthy Homes in Kalele! 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.

February 25, 2019: Community Prerequisites met

Kalele 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.

January 25, 2019: Water Committee formed

Good news! Kalele 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.

January 07, 2019: 1 new Healthy Homes Registered

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

December 18, 2018: 3 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 3 new Healthy Homes in Kalele! 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 18, 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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