Give Clean Water to Kalele Village

Give Clean Water to Kalele Village

Uganda, Africa

Population: 210 people (35 families)

“We get water from a nearby pond that dries up very fast.” - Abel, father of nine

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Current water source

“We get water from a nearby pond that dries up very fast.” - Abel, father of nine

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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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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: Project Created
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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
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: Project Created
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When you follow or donate to this
water project, you'll receive:

  • Updates

    Updates from the field

  • Progress

    Progress in the village

  • Completion

    Completion reports

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    Village Has Safe Water Source

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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

Catherine

Apio

Area Program Manager, Mayuge, Uganda

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Sprinter

Mukebezi

WASH Technician

Emmanual

Kasajja

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Philemon

Mubiru

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Martha

Atukwase

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Lucy

Asimo

Cashier

Peninah

Natukunda

Accounts Assistant

Thomas

Kawuzi

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Lawrance

Mukidi

Jr. WASH Technician

Judith

Mpumwire

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Jenipher

Nankya

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

David

Mugoya

Driver & Logistics Assistant

Persis

Nabirye

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Paul

Gabula

Driver and Logistics Assistant

Brian

Oketha

WASH Technician

Grace

Orishaba

Area Program Manager, Kaliro, Uganda

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Vincent

Amaza

WASH Technician

Juliet

Mugoya

Cashier

David

Azoora

Area Program Manager

Charles

Emegu

Junior WASH Technician

Vincent

Amaza

WASH Technician

Peter

Batambuze

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Catherine

Namusisi

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Joseph

Kagezi

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Mercy

Agaba

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Joyce

Sabano

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Nicholas

Agaba

Sanitation and Hygiene Coordinator

Joan

Kawala

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Alex

Mbaguta, MA

Uganda Country Director

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Fred

Batuli

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Deo

Kanyankole

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Joseph

Balikowa

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Margaret

Mbabazi

Cashier

Calvin

Babyenda

Accounts Assistant

Ackline

Ainembabazi

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Louis

Kasadha

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

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