Give Clean Water to Kashozi Village

Give Clean Water to Kashozi Village

Uganda, Africa

Population: 270 people (60 families)

“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

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Current water source

“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

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Life in Kashozi: Didas’s Story

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 their medical bills. Water-borne illnesses afflict the family regularly. Upon our visit 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. It makes us sick all the time and seeking medication has made us poorer, but there is nothing we can do,” Tukahirwa said.

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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January 10, 2019: 1 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 1 new Healthy Homes in Kashozi! 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 Kashozi! 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.

November 09, 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 Kashozi: Didas’s Story

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 their medical bills. Water-borne illnesses afflict the family regularly. Upon our visit 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. It makes us sick all the time and seeking medication has made us poorer, but there is nothing we can do,” Tukahirwa said.

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.

Read More
January 10, 2019: 1 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 1 new Healthy Homes in Kashozi! 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 Kashozi! 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.

November 09, 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

  • 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.

Joan

Kawala

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Deo

Kanyankole

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Vincent

Amaza

WASH Technician

Thomas

Kawuzi

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Grace

Orishaba

Area Program Manager, Kaliro, Uganda

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Martha

Atukwase

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Ritah

Namirembe

Procurement and Logistics Officer

Brian

Oketha

WASH Technician

Catherine

Apio

Area Program Manager, Mayuge, Uganda

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Ackline

Ainembabazi

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Sprinter

Mukebezi

WASH Technician

Peninah

Natukunda

Accounts Assistant

Catherine

Namusisi

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Juliet

Mugoya

Cashier

Tabisa

Nasirumbi

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Persis

Nabirye

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Dorothy

Kwasherura

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Lawrance

Mukidi

Jr. WASH Technician

Alex

Mbaguta, MA

Uganda Country Director

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Emmanual

Kasajja

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Lucy

Asimo

Cashier

Judith

Mpumwire

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Joseph

Kagezi

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Philemon

Mubiru

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Fred

Batuli

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

David

Mugoya

Driver & Logistics Assistant

Calvin

Babyenda

Accounts Assistant

Jenipher

Nankya

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Mercy

Agaba

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Nicholas

Agaba

Sanitation and Hygiene Coordinator

Margaret

Mbabazi

Cashier

Charles

Emegu

Junior WASH Technician

Doreen

Nakacwa

Office Assistant

David

Azoora

Area Program Manager

Yesu

Afaayo

Accounts Assistant

Paul

Gabula

Driver and Logistics Assistant

Joyce

Sabano

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Peter

Batambuze

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Louis

Kasadha

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Rose

Apolot

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Vincent

Amaza

WASH Technician

Joseph

Balikowa

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

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