Give Clean Water to Kitutuma Mbili Village

Give Clean Water to Kitutuma Mbili Village

Uganda, Africa

Population: 280 people (55 families)

“If there had been access to safe water, we would have been healthier and happier.” - Grandmother Muktantaba

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Current water source

“If there had been access to safe water, we would have been healthier and happier.” - Grandmother Muktantaba

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Life in Kitutuma Mbili: Mukantabana’s Story

Grandmother Mukantabana furrows her brow each time her grandsons leave home to fetch the day’s water. What young boys… what a waste to spend their lives collecting dirty water, she thinks.

When Mukantabana immigrated from Rwanda two years ago with her family, she did not expect to spend so many days ill from unsafe water.

The whole family has itchy rashes on their skin, and the younger children suffer from painful bouts of diarrhea.

Each day, her grandsons draw water from an overcrowded pond an hour from Kitutuma village. Insects swim in it, and it is full of mud.

Mukantaba and her husband, Simon, are now in their 70s and take medication each week for their swollen legs and other ailments. They cannot make the journey for water.

The elderly couple spends $8 a week for treatment, a cost that uses up almost all of their small earnings from weeding peoples gardens and farming.

The children miss school when they are too sick, and they are getting behind on their studies. Mukantaba worries they will not complete their primary education.

“If there had been access to safe water, we would have been healthier and happier,” she said. “We would also save the money we currently spend on medication and take better care of ourselves and our family.”

You can help Grandmother Mukantaba and others in Kitutuma Mbili 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.

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 Kitutuma Mbili village today.

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February 08, 2019: Water Committee formed

Good news! Kitutuma Mbili has selected water committee members to manage the new village water source.

Forming a water committee is a key step toward establishing a safe water source in a village. Committees are made up of local men and women who manage the well and collect fees, ensuring the community’s investment lasts for generations to come.

January 10, 2019: 1 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 1 new Healthy Homes in Kitutuma Mbili! 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: 1 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 1 new Healthy Homes in Kitutuma Mbili! 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 14, 2018: Project Created
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  • Completion

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Life in Kitutuma Mbili: Mukantabana’s Story

Grandmother Mukantabana furrows her brow each time her grandsons leave home to fetch the day’s water. What young boys… what a waste to spend their lives collecting dirty water, she thinks.

When Mukantabana immigrated from Rwanda two years ago with her family, she did not expect to spend so many days ill from unsafe water.

The whole family has itchy rashes on their skin, and the younger children suffer from painful bouts of diarrhea.

Each day, her grandsons draw water from an overcrowded pond an hour from Kitutuma village. Insects swim in it, and it is full of mud.

Mukantaba and her husband, Simon, are now in their 70s and take medication each week for their swollen legs and other ailments. They cannot make the journey for water.

The elderly couple spends $8 a week for treatment, a cost that uses up almost all of their small earnings from weeding peoples gardens and farming.

The children miss school when they are too sick, and they are getting behind on their studies. Mukantaba worries they will not complete their primary education.

“If there had been access to safe water, we would have been healthier and happier,” she said. “We would also save the money we currently spend on medication and take better care of ourselves and our family.”

You can help Grandmother Mukantaba and others in Kitutuma Mbili 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.

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 Kitutuma Mbili village today.

Read More
February 08, 2019: Water Committee formed

Good news! Kitutuma Mbili has selected water committee members to manage the new village water source.

Forming a water committee is a key step toward establishing a safe water source in a village. Committees are made up of local men and women who manage the well and collect fees, ensuring the community’s investment lasts for generations to come.

January 10, 2019: 1 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 1 new Healthy Homes in Kitutuma Mbili! 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: 1 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 1 new Healthy Homes in Kitutuma Mbili! 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 14, 2018: Project Created
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When you follow or donate to this
water project, you'll receive:

  • Updates

    Updates from the field

  • Progress

    Progress in the village

  • Completion

    Completion reports

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Project Milestones

  • Project Ready

    Project Ready

  • Water Committee Formed

    Water Committee Formed

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  • 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.

Joseph

Balikowa

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Emmanual

Kasajja

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Alex

Mbaguta, MA

Uganda Country Director

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Philemon

Mubiru

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Martha

Atukwase

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Joseph

Kagezi

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Peninah

Natukunda

Accounts Assistant

Joyce

Sabano

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Dorothy

Kwasherura

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Sprinter

Mukebezi

WASH Technician

Thomas

Kawuzi

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Ackline

Ainembabazi

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Persis

Nabirye

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Judith

Mpumwire

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Grace

Orishaba

Area Program Manager, Kaliro, Uganda

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Deo

Kanyankole

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Charles

Emegu

Junior WASH Technician

David

Azoora

Area Program Manager

David

Mugoya

Driver & Logistics Assistant

Catherine

Apio

Area Program Manager, Mayuge, Uganda

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Jenipher

Nankya

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Fred

Batuli

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Peter

Batambuze

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Nicholas

Agaba

Sanitation and Hygiene Coordinator

Brian

Oketha

WASH Technician

Vincent

Amaza

WASH Technician

Vincent

Amaza

WASH Technician

Calvin

Babyenda

Accounts Assistant

Louis

Kasadha

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Joan

Kawala

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Margaret

Mbabazi

Cashier

Lawrance

Mukidi

Jr. WASH Technician

Lucy

Asimo

Cashier

Mercy

Agaba

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Paul

Gabula

Driver and Logistics Assistant

Juliet

Mugoya

Cashier

Catherine

Namusisi

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

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