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  • 60 Families
  • 270 People
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  • 270 People

“Their future is brighter when they stay at school, but they can only have a future if they stay alive.” – Didas, father of three and grandfather to six

This contaminated water in Kashozi village has trapped Didas’s family in poverty.

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The family gets their water from an open well. Between waiting in line, filling the jerry cans, and returning home, it takes several trips and an hour each time to fetch enough water for the day.

Afterwards, the children walk three hours to the nearest school.

“When my wife gets better, another child falls sick. I don’t know when this vicious cycle will ever get broken,” Didas said.

Didas and Tukahirwa Mugisha have three children and six grandchildren in their home in Kashozi village.

They used to raise cattle, but Didas had to sell them to pay for treatment for waterborne illnesses. Upon our visit to the village, Tukahirwa was lying on a mat in the shade, recovering from cholera.

Despite her recovery, Tukahirwa smiled attentively. Her children, when they are not sick, play with their neighborhood friends around the family’s home. Her mood is light, but she is frank about their water issue.

Didas has become stoic since losing his cattle. His wife voices his feelings for him.

“If you were given a choice between unsafe water and no water, you would choose unsafe water,” Tukahirwa said. “It makes us sick all the time and seeking medication has made us poorer, but there is nothing we can do.”

You can help Kashozi village today. Your gift will provide health training for each household, plus a new, 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, Didas and Tukahirwa can invest in their children’s futures.

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 Kashozi village today.

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Latest Project News

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  • November 09, 2018
    CLTS Complete
  • September 26, 2018
    Project Created
Each dollar produces a $4 return

Sponsorship Goal

$13,500

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Project Milestones

  • Project Ready

    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

  • Healthy Village

    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

Louis

Kasadha

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Peter

Batambuze

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Joan

Kawala

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Philemon

Mubiru

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

David

Mugoya

Driver & Logistics Assistant

Vincent

Amaza

WASH Technician

Catherine

Apio

Area Program Manager, Mayuge, Uganda

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Thomas

Kawuzi

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Joyce

Sabano

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Sprinter

Mukebezi

WASH Technician

Paul

Gabula

Driver and Logistics Assistant

Fred

Batuli

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Peninah

Natukunda

Accounts Assistant

Joseph

Balikowa

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Charles

Emegu

Junior WASH Technician

Emmanual

Kasajja

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Joseph

Kagezi

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Brian

Oketha

WASH Technician

Persis

Nabirye

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Catherine

Namusisi

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Alex

Mbaguta, MA

Uganda Country Director

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Juliet

Mugoya

Cashier

Lucy

Asimo

Cashier

Grace

Orishaba

Area Program Manager, Kaliro, Uganda

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11/18/2018

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