Give Clean Water to Kasambya Moja Village

Clean Water for Kasambya Moja Village

Uganda, Africa

Population: 240 people (40 families)

Project funded

“It makes sad when they miss school because they are unable to return from fetching water in time.” - Edisa, mother of 7

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Life in Kasambya Moja: Edisa’s Story

Edisa is stern, hard-working, and she dotes on her seven children. Despite her care and dedication to their success, unsafe water is stunting their growth.

Each morning before school, Edisa’s children walk for three hours to get water from a pond in Nalongo village. Their school is 10 miles from their home, and they are exhausted by the time they get to class.

“It makes sad when they miss school because they are unable to return from fetching water in time,” Edisa said. “I work very hard to keep my children in school, and when they cannot go, it feels like a loss.”

Like most of her neighbors, Edisa Tushemerirwe and her husband grow beans and corn on their farm in Kasambya Moja village. Edisa brings her harvests to the local market and trades for tomatoes, cabbage, and other foods.

Edisa boils the water before drinking it. The practices has reduced waterborne diseases in her family, but not completely.

The children still fall ill from the contaminated water and have to be treated at the local clinic for a high price.

Edisa’s daughter, Kemirembe, is 10 years old, and she is at the top of her class. She loves science and math and always races to get home from the pond to get to school on time.

“Kemirembe has enormous potential,” her mother said. “I hope she will be a doctor!”

You can help families in Kasambya Moja 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 and less time walking for contaminated water.

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 Kasambya Moja village today.

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May 2, 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 09, 2019: 4 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 4 new Healthy Homes in Kasambya Moja! 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: 6 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 6 new Healthy Homes in Kasambya Moja! 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: 2 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 2 new Healthy Homes in Kasambya Moja! 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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water project, you'll receive:

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Latest Project News

Life in Kasambya Moja: Edisa’s Story

Edisa is stern, hard-working, and she dotes on her seven children. Despite her care and dedication to their success, unsafe water is stunting their growth.

Each morning before school, Edisa’s children walk for three hours to get water from a pond in Nalongo village. Their school is 10 miles from their home, and they are exhausted by the time they get to class.

“It makes sad when they miss school because they are unable to return from fetching water in time,” Edisa said. “I work very hard to keep my children in school, and when they cannot go, it feels like a loss.”

Like most of her neighbors, Edisa Tushemerirwe and her husband grow beans and corn on their farm in Kasambya Moja village. Edisa brings her harvests to the local market and trades for tomatoes, cabbage, and other foods.

Edisa boils the water before drinking it. The practices has reduced waterborne diseases in her family, but not completely.

The children still fall ill from the contaminated water and have to be treated at the local clinic for a high price.

Edisa’s daughter, Kemirembe, is 10 years old, and she is at the top of her class. She loves science and math and always races to get home from the pond to get to school on time.

“Kemirembe has enormous potential,” her mother said. “I hope she will be a doctor!”

You can help families in Kasambya Moja 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 and less time walking for contaminated water.

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 Kasambya Moja village today.

Read More
May 2, 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 09, 2019: 4 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 4 new Healthy Homes in Kasambya Moja! 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: 6 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 6 new Healthy Homes in Kasambya Moja! 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: 2 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 2 new Healthy Homes in Kasambya Moja! 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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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

    Completion reports

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Project Milestones

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    Project Ready

  • Water Committee Formed

    Water Committee Formed

  • Community Prerequisites Met

    Community Prerequisites Met

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    Construction Started

  • Village Has Safe Water Source

    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.

Tabisa

Nasirumbi

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Samuel

Okello

Church Mobilizer

David

Azoora

Area Program Manager, Kakumiro

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Vincent

Amaza

WASH Technician

Erinest

Waswa

Church Mobilizer

Ackline

Ainembabazi

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Lawrance

Mukidi

Jr. WASH Technician

Joseph

Kagezi

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Dorothy

Kwasherura

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Tom

Owiny

WASH Technician

Joseph

Balikowa

Sr. Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Jude

Ouga

Jr. WASH Technician

Julious

Awelo

Jr. WASH Technician

Santos

Ocaya

Jr. WASH Technician

Bridget

Naikesa

Cashier

Fred

Batuli

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Paul

Gabula

Driver and Logistics Assistant

Peninah

Natukunda

Finance and Administration Manager

Catherine

Apio

Area Program Manager, Mayuge, Uganda

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Persis

Nabirye

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Sylvester

Bwoye

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Deo

Kanyankole

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Lucy

Asimo

Accounts Assistant

David

Mugoya

Driver & Logistics Assistant

Catherine

Namusisi

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Grace

Orishaba

Area Program Manager, Kaliro, Uganda

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Francis

Aguma

Jr. WASH Technician

Sprinter

Mukebezi

WASH Technician

Alex

Mbaguta, MA

Uganda Country Director

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Sanyu

Nansubuga

Accounts Assistant

Peter

Batambuze

Sr. Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Calvin

Babyenda

Accounts Assistant

Eric

Massa

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Martha

Atukwase

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

John Mary

Kasangaki

Driver

Suzan

Katebalirwe

Human Resource Manager

Philemon

Mubiru

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Jenipher

Nankya

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Irene

Mbasalaki

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Judith

Mpumwire

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Rose

Apolot

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Juliet

Mugoya

Cashier

Joan

Kawala

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Mercy

Agaba

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Xavier

Mbonye

Procurement and Logistics Officer

Ballam

Oyugi

Director of Program Operations

Gaitano

Okumu

Church Mobilizer

Thomas

Kawuzi

Sanitation and Hygiene Coordinator

Margaret

Mbabazi

Cashier

Joyce

Sabano

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Emmanual

Kasajja

Sanitation and Hygiene Coordinator

Nicholas

Agaba

Sanitation and Hygiene Coordinator

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