Give Clean Water to Kalokalungi Village

Give Clean Water to Kalokalungi Village

Uganda, Africa

Population: 275 people (50 families)

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“Everything about our water spells danger.” - Brenda, mother of seven

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Life in Kalokalungi: Brenda’s Story

Each time Brenda’s children begin their long walk to the swamp, she pauses in her work to watch them go and considers what their futures might look like.

“I am like any parent whose dream is to have the best for their children, but mine bear an extra burden of fetching water before taking long walks to school,” she said. “This makes them too mentally and physically exhausted to learn well and affects their performance.”

Brenda Mwagale and her husband raise their seven children in Kalokalungi village. They farm corn, beans, cassava, and peanuts on their farm. If it weren’t for the polluted water, Brenda said, her family would be very successful with the fertile soil.

“We share water with livestock and snakes, and there are people who bathe in it with soap and others wash their motorcycles in it, with oil pouring in,” she said. “Everything about our water spells danger.”

The mother of seven went on to explain that typhoid, a water-related illness, is a constant threat to their lives. It makes them ill, costing them money in health care fees, keeping the children home from school, and reducing their productivity on the farm.

“How can we be hopeful?” she asked.

To save for her children’s higher education, Brenda has started storing peanuts from the family farm and said she will sell them only when the price is fair. Until then, a bucket of peanuts remains their only hope for the future.

Brenda wants her 7-year-old, Emmanuel, to become a doctor. He is bright and his grades are good, she said.

You can help Brenda and all of Kalokalungi 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 clean water, families like Brenda’s can begin to thrive as God intends.

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 Kalokalungi village today.

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May 1, 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 23, 2019: 3 new Healthy Homes Registered

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

April 09, 2019: 3 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 3 new Healthy Homes in Kalokalungi! 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 12, 2019: 4 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 4 new Healthy Homes in Kalokalungi! 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 Kalokalungi: Brenda’s Story

Each time Brenda’s children begin their long walk to the swamp, she pauses in her work to watch them go and considers what their futures might look like.

“I am like any parent whose dream is to have the best for their children, but mine bear an extra burden of fetching water before taking long walks to school,” she said. “This makes them too mentally and physically exhausted to learn well and affects their performance.”

Brenda Mwagale and her husband raise their seven children in Kalokalungi village. They farm corn, beans, cassava, and peanuts on their farm. If it weren’t for the polluted water, Brenda said, her family would be very successful with the fertile soil.

“We share water with livestock and snakes, and there are people who bathe in it with soap and others wash their motorcycles in it, with oil pouring in,” she said. “Everything about our water spells danger.”

The mother of seven went on to explain that typhoid, a water-related illness, is a constant threat to their lives. It makes them ill, costing them money in health care fees, keeping the children home from school, and reducing their productivity on the farm.

“How can we be hopeful?” she asked.

To save for her children’s higher education, Brenda has started storing peanuts from the family farm and said she will sell them only when the price is fair. Until then, a bucket of peanuts remains their only hope for the future.

Brenda wants her 7-year-old, Emmanuel, to become a doctor. He is bright and his grades are good, she said.

You can help Brenda and all of Kalokalungi 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 clean water, families like Brenda’s can begin to thrive as God intends.

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 Kalokalungi village today.

Read More
May 1, 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 23, 2019: 3 new Healthy Homes Registered

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

April 09, 2019: 3 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 3 new Healthy Homes in Kalokalungi! 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 12, 2019: 4 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 4 new Healthy Homes in Kalokalungi! 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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Project Milestones

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    Project Ready

  • Water Committee Formed

    Water Committee Formed

  • Community Prerequisites Met

    Community Prerequisites Met

  • Construction Started

    Construction Started

  • Village Has Safe Water Source

    Village Has Safe Water Source

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    Healthy Village

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Meet the Team

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

Jenipher

Nankya

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Bridget

Naikesa

Cashier

David

Azoora

Area Program Manager, Kakumiro

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Joan

Kawala

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Erinest

Waswa

Church Mobilizer

Sanyu

Nansubuga

Accounts Assistant

Ballam

Oyugi

Director of Program Operations

Ritah

Katongole

Accounts Assistant

Vincent

Amaza

WASH Technician

Lucy

Asimo

Accounts Assistant

Martha

Atukwase

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Judith

Mpumwire

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Tom

Owiny

WASH Technician

Juliet

Mugoya

Cashier

Tabisa

Nasirumbi

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Gaitano

Okumu

Church Mobilizer

Lawrance

Mukidi

Jr. WASH Technician

Nicholas

Agaba

Sanitation and Hygiene Coordinator

Mercy

Agaba

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Peninah

Natukunda

Finance and Administration Manager

John Mary

Kasangaki

Driver

Grace

Orishaba

Area Program Manager, Kaliro, Uganda

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Xavier

Mbonye

Procurement and Logistics Officer

Peter

Batambuze

Sr. Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Paul

Gabula

Driver and Logistics Assistant

Emmanual

Kasajja

Sanitation and Hygiene Coordinator

Catherine

Apio

Area Program Manager, Mayuge, Uganda

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Francis

Aguma

Jr. WASH Technician

Sylvester

Bwoye

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Calvin

Babyenda

Accounts Assistant

Santos

Ocaya

Jr. WASH Technician

Fred

Batuli

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Dorothy

Kwasherura

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Alex

Mbaguta, MA

Uganda Country Director

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Joseph

Balikowa

Sr. Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Julious

Awelo

Jr. WASH Technician

Thomas

Kawuzi

Sanitation and Hygiene Coordinator

Joyce

Sabano

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Philemon

Mubiru

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Joseph

Kagezi

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Jude

Ouga

Jr. WASH Technician

David

Mugoya

Driver & Logistics Assistant

Samuel

Okello

Church Mobilizer

Suzan

Katebalirwe

Human Resource Manager

Margaret

Mbabazi

Cashier

Deo

Kanyankole

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Rose

Apolot

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Eric

Massa

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Irene

Mbasalaki

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Ackline

Ainembabazi

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Catherine

Namusisi

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Persis

Nabirye

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Sprinter

Mukebezi

WASH Technician

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