Give Clean Water to Kitutuma Moja Village

Give Clean Water to Kitutuma Moja Village

Uganda, Africa

Population: 216 people (50 families)

“I have to choose between medication for water-related diseases and taking my children to school.” - Mutambuzi, father of 12

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Current water source

“I have to choose between medication for water-related diseases and taking my children to school.” - Mutambuzi, father of 12

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Life in Kitutuma Moja: Mutambuzi’s Story

The trip to Nalongo spring is a seven-mile journey, one that single father Mutambuzi takes on his bicycle 3-4 times each day.

Carrying the two, 40-pound jerry cans in his bike basket, Mutambuzi brings it to his home in Kitutuma Moja village, and all 12 of his children drink from the unsafe water.

“Each time a child falls sick, I spend a fortune to treat them,” he said. “Some of the children can’t be at school because the money that would have paid their fees is spent on their medication.”

Five of Mutambuzi’s children have dropped out of school, including Madina, age 13.

Madina wants to be a nurse, and missing school has filled her with a deep sadness.

“I want to help those who need help,” she said. “My community needs more doctors and nurses.”

Before dropping out of school, Mutambuzi’s children were at the top of their classes.

“They are so bright,” he said.

Mutambuzi makes three to four trips a day on his bicycle to the spring seven miles away; this is time that the father of 12 could be using to tend his farm and grow his business.

“I cannot afford everything anymore,” he said. “It makes me sad as a parent to have to choose between medication for water-related diseases and taking my children to school.”

You can help Mutambuzi’s family and all of Kitutuma 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 clean water, people in Kitutuma Moja will no longer walk or ride several miles for water that makes them sick. They will have safe water close by, and children will be healthy enough to attend 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 Kitutuma Moja village today.

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March 07, 2019: 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.

January 10, 2019: 1 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 1 new Healthy Homes in Kitutuma 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 19, 2018: 1 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 1 new Healthy Homes in Kitutuma 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 05, 2018: 4 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 4 new Healthy Homes in Kitutuma 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 10, 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 Kitutuma Moja: Mutambuzi’s Story

The trip to Nalongo spring is a seven-mile journey, one that single father Mutambuzi takes on his bicycle 3-4 times each day.

Carrying the two, 40-pound jerry cans in his bike basket, Mutambuzi brings it to his home in Kitutuma Moja village, and all 12 of his children drink from the unsafe water.

“Each time a child falls sick, I spend a fortune to treat them,” he said. “Some of the children can’t be at school because the money that would have paid their fees is spent on their medication.”

Five of Mutambuzi’s children have dropped out of school, including Madina, age 13.

Madina wants to be a nurse, and missing school has filled her with a deep sadness.

“I want to help those who need help,” she said. “My community needs more doctors and nurses.”

Before dropping out of school, Mutambuzi’s children were at the top of their classes.

“They are so bright,” he said.

Mutambuzi makes three to four trips a day on his bicycle to the spring seven miles away; this is time that the father of 12 could be using to tend his farm and grow his business.

“I cannot afford everything anymore,” he said. “It makes me sad as a parent to have to choose between medication for water-related diseases and taking my children to school.”

You can help Mutambuzi’s family and all of Kitutuma 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 clean water, people in Kitutuma Moja will no longer walk or ride several miles for water that makes them sick. They will have safe water close by, and children will be healthy enough to attend 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 Kitutuma Moja village today.

Read More
March 07, 2019: 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.

January 10, 2019: 1 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 1 new Healthy Homes in Kitutuma 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 19, 2018: 1 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 1 new Healthy Homes in Kitutuma 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 05, 2018: 4 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 4 new Healthy Homes in Kitutuma 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 10, 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
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    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

  • 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.

Thomas

Kawuzi

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Peter

Batambuze

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Fred

Batuli

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Lucy

Asimo

Cashier

Louis

Kasadha

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

David

Mugoya

Driver & Logistics Assistant

Nicholas

Agaba

Sanitation and Hygiene Coordinator

Catherine

Apio

Area Program Manager, Mayuge, Uganda

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Peninah

Natukunda

Accounts Assistant

Joseph

Balikowa

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Lawrance

Mukidi

Jr. WASH Technician

Catherine

Namusisi

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Emmanual

Kasajja

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Vincent

Amaza

WASH Technician

Rose

Apolot

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Grace

Orishaba

Area Program Manager, Kaliro, Uganda

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Persis

Nabirye

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Doreen

Nakacwa

Office Assistant

Martha

Atukwase

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Paul

Gabula

Driver and Logistics Assistant

Brian

Oketha

WASH Technician

Vincent

Amaza

WASH Technician

Joseph

Kagezi

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Joan

Kawala

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Sprinter

Mukebezi

WASH Technician

David

Azoora

Area Program Manager

Joyce

Sabano

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Margaret

Mbabazi

Cashier

Tabisa

Nasirumbi

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Yesu

Afaayo

Accounts Assistant

Ritah

Namirembe

Procurement and Logistics Officer

Judith

Mpumwire

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Philemon

Mubiru

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Mercy

Agaba

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Alex

Mbaguta, MA

Uganda Country Director

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Deo

Kanyankole

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Dorothy

Kwasherura

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Calvin

Babyenda

Accounts Assistant

Charles

Emegu

Junior WASH Technician

Ackline

Ainembabazi

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Juliet

Mugoya

Cashier

Jenipher

Nankya

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

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