Give Clean Water to Karokarungi Village

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Give Clean Water to Karokarungi Village

Uganda, Africa

Population: 250 people (50 families)

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Urgent Needs are projects scheduled to begin construction within 90 days. Projects that do not receive full donor support will be completed using limited general funds.

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“I came to this village expecting a better life... but found the exact opposite with water shortage making it extra-difficult to cope.” - Benson, father of 6

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Life in Karokarungi: Benson’s Story

Neighbors sit on plastic chairs while Benson Beyoleka and his wife sort the newly-harvested rice in their warm home. The small house seems to burst with warm laughter.

The family of eight lives in Karokarungi village, where neighbors share jokes and children gather water from a pond each day.

Benson and his daughter, Agnes, 12, gather water together in the afternoons. It is brown like coffee, and Benson cannot forget the time he found human waste in the pond.

“I came to this village expecting a better life for me and family, but found the exact opposite with water shortage making it extra difficult to cope,” he said.

Benson’s family grows bananas and rice on their land.

“We earn very little from farming,” he said. “This makes dealing with additional burdens like medication for waterborne diseases more crippling.”

Benson’s family is living in extreme poverty, and educating his six children is becoming more and more out of reach with each child that contracts a waterborne illness; illnesses like typhoid and diarrhea are monthly occurrences.

Despite it all, Benson’s family is hopeful for the future. Agnes, his daughter, dreams of becoming a nurse because, as she says, it is a prestigious profession. Her father is filled with a longing to help her, and all of his children, achieve their goals.

You can help Benson’s family and others in Karokarungi 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 safe water, Benson and his wife can save the money that they spend on medication for waterborne illness and help their children through 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 Karokarungi village today.

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April 23, 2019: 5 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 5 new Healthy Homes in Karokarungi! 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: 2 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 2 new Healthy Homes in Karokarungi! 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 08, 2019: 5 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 5 new Healthy Homes in Karokarungi! 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 24, 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 Karokarungi: Benson’s Story

Neighbors sit on plastic chairs while Benson Beyoleka and his wife sort the newly-harvested rice in their warm home. The small house seems to burst with warm laughter.

The family of eight lives in Karokarungi village, where neighbors share jokes and children gather water from a pond each day.

Benson and his daughter, Agnes, 12, gather water together in the afternoons. It is brown like coffee, and Benson cannot forget the time he found human waste in the pond.

“I came to this village expecting a better life for me and family, but found the exact opposite with water shortage making it extra difficult to cope,” he said.

Benson’s family grows bananas and rice on their land.

“We earn very little from farming,” he said. “This makes dealing with additional burdens like medication for waterborne diseases more crippling.”

Benson’s family is living in extreme poverty, and educating his six children is becoming more and more out of reach with each child that contracts a waterborne illness; illnesses like typhoid and diarrhea are monthly occurrences.

Despite it all, Benson’s family is hopeful for the future. Agnes, his daughter, dreams of becoming a nurse because, as she says, it is a prestigious profession. Her father is filled with a longing to help her, and all of his children, achieve their goals.

You can help Benson’s family and others in Karokarungi 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 safe water, Benson and his wife can save the money that they spend on medication for waterborne illness and help their children through 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 Karokarungi village today.

Read More
April 23, 2019: 5 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 5 new Healthy Homes in Karokarungi! 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: 2 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 2 new Healthy Homes in Karokarungi! 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 08, 2019: 5 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 5 new Healthy Homes in Karokarungi! 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 24, 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.

Rose

Apolot

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Tabisa

Nasirumbi

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Philemon

Mubiru

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Emmanual

Kasajja

Sanitation and Hygiene Coordinator

Santos

Ocaya

Jr. WASH Technician

Peter

Batambuze

Sr. Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Margaret

Mbabazi

Cashier

Sprinter

Mukebezi

WASH Technician

David

Mugoya

Driver & Logistics Assistant

Eric

Massa

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Judith

Mpumwire

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Vincent

Amaza

WASH Technician

Persis

Nabirye

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

David

Azoora

Area Program Manager, Kakumiro

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Ballam

Oyugi

Director of Program Operations

Calvin

Babyenda

Accounts Assistant

Joyce

Sabano

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Mercy

Agaba

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Catherine

Apio

Area Program Manager, Mayuge, Uganda

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Deo

Kanyankole

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Francis

Aguma

Jr. WASH Technician

Joseph

Kagezi

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Grace

Orishaba

Area Program Manager, Kaliro, Uganda

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Sylvester

Bwoye

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Juliet

Mugoya

Cashier

Thomas

Kawuzi

Sanitation and Hygiene Coordinator

Dorothy

Kwasherura

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Catherine

Namusisi

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Joan

Kawala

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Paul

Gabula

Driver and Logistics Assistant

Julious

Awelo

Jr. WASH Technician

Jude

Ouga

Jr. WASH Technician

Ackline

Ainembabazi

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Nicholas

Agaba

Sanitation and Hygiene Coordinator

Bridget

Naikesa

Cashier

Fred

Batuli

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Lucy

Asimo

Accounts Assistant

Xavier

Mbonye

Procurement and Logistics Officer

Joseph

Balikowa

Sr. Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Irene

Mbasalaki

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Jenipher

Nankya

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Lawrance

Mukidi

Jr. WASH Technician

Martha

Atukwase

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Peninah

Natukunda

Finance and Administration Manager

Doreen

Nakacwa

Office Assistant

Alex

Mbaguta, MA

Uganda Country Director

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