Give Clean Water to Kitutuma Tatu Village

Clean Water for Kitutuma Tatu Village

Uganda, Africa

Population: 214 people (46 families)

Project funded

“[The water] is so bad that looking at it alone fills you with fear.” - Anyijukire, mother of three

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Life in Kitutuma Tatu: Anyi’s Story

When Anyijukire met with Lifewater staff to tell her story, she said, “My name means ‘God has remembered me,’ and it is true! We will have safe water one day.”

The pond that Anyi gathers water from is brown from dirt. People bathe in it, and animals drink from the water. When it is boiled, black foam rises to the top and dirt settles at the bottom of the pot.

The mother of three boils it with tea leaves to pretend she is drinking tea rather than contaminated water.

“It is so bad that looking at it alone fills you with fear,” she said.

When the pond dries up after the rains stop, Anyi travels to Nalongo village’s pond for water. The journey takes her six hours; if she leaves at 5 a.m., she can get back to make lunch for her young children and husband, Julius.

Because she spends so much time journeying for water, Anyi has little time to tend to the family’s farm.

“The time we spend fetching water means I cannot participate in any other productive work,” she said. “I can’t even help my husband in the garden.”

Her family hardly has enough for one meal a day, and the children are malnourished. Every month, they steal the unsafe water before Anyi has boiled it, and they become very sick.

“They fall sick and we have to borrow money to treat them,” she said.

Despite their mounting debt and dire circumstances, Anyi remains hopeful, placing her faith in God and praying every day that Kitutuma Tatu will receive safe water.

You can help Anyi’s family and others in Kitutuma Tatu 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 Tatu village today.

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April 16, 2019: 2 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 2 new Healthy Homes in Kitutuma Tatu! 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: 2 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 2 new Healthy Homes in Kitutuma Tatu! 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: 9 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 9 new Healthy Homes in Kitutuma Tatu! 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 20, 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 Kitutuma Tatu: Anyi’s Story

When Anyijukire met with Lifewater staff to tell her story, she said, “My name means ‘God has remembered me,’ and it is true! We will have safe water one day.”

The pond that Anyi gathers water from is brown from dirt. People bathe in it, and animals drink from the water. When it is boiled, black foam rises to the top and dirt settles at the bottom of the pot.

The mother of three boils it with tea leaves to pretend she is drinking tea rather than contaminated water.

“It is so bad that looking at it alone fills you with fear,” she said.

When the pond dries up after the rains stop, Anyi travels to Nalongo village’s pond for water. The journey takes her six hours; if she leaves at 5 a.m., she can get back to make lunch for her young children and husband, Julius.

Because she spends so much time journeying for water, Anyi has little time to tend to the family’s farm.

“The time we spend fetching water means I cannot participate in any other productive work,” she said. “I can’t even help my husband in the garden.”

Her family hardly has enough for one meal a day, and the children are malnourished. Every month, they steal the unsafe water before Anyi has boiled it, and they become very sick.

“They fall sick and we have to borrow money to treat them,” she said.

Despite their mounting debt and dire circumstances, Anyi remains hopeful, placing her faith in God and praying every day that Kitutuma Tatu will receive safe water.

You can help Anyi’s family and others in Kitutuma Tatu 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 Tatu village today.

Read More
April 16, 2019: 2 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 2 new Healthy Homes in Kitutuma Tatu! 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: 2 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 2 new Healthy Homes in Kitutuma Tatu! 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: 9 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 9 new Healthy Homes in Kitutuma Tatu! 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 20, 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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  • Progress

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  • Completion

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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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    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.

Alex

Mbaguta, MA

Uganda Country Director

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Peter

Batambuze

Sr. Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Martha

Atukwase

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Tabisa

Nasirumbi

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Joseph

Balikowa

Sr. Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Joseph

Kagezi

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Santos

Ocaya

Jr. WASH Technician

Sylvester

Bwoye

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Suzan

Katebalirwe

Human Resource Manager

Mercy

Agaba

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Paul

Gabula

Driver and Logistics Assistant

Deo

Kanyankole

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Calvin

Babyenda

Accounts Assistant

Jude

Ouga

Jr. WASH Technician

Catherine

Namusisi

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Persis

Nabirye

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

John Mary

Kasangaki

Driver

Jenipher

Nankya

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Samuel

Okello

Church Mobilizer

Vincent

Amaza

WASH Technician

Emmanual

Kasajja

Sanitation and Hygiene Coordinator

Margaret

Mbabazi

Cashier

David

Mugoya

Driver & Logistics Assistant

Sprinter

Mukebezi

WASH Technician

Francis

Aguma

Jr. WASH Technician

Bridget

Naikesa

Cashier

Lawrance

Mukidi

Jr. WASH Technician

Juliet

Mugoya

Cashier

Ackline

Ainembabazi

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Julious

Awelo

Jr. WASH Technician

Xavier

Mbonye

Procurement and Logistics Officer

Thomas

Kawuzi

Sanitation and Hygiene Coordinator

Irene

Mbasalaki

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Dorothy

Kwasherura

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Eric

Massa

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Sanyu

Nansubuga

Accounts Assistant

Philemon

Mubiru

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

David

Azoora

Area Program Manager, Kakumiro

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Rose

Apolot

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Tom

Owiny

WASH Technician

Judith

Mpumwire

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Nicholas

Agaba

Sanitation and Hygiene Coordinator

Joyce

Sabano

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Erinest

Waswa

Church Mobilizer

Joan

Kawala

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Fred

Batuli

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Peninah

Natukunda

Finance and Administration Manager

Ballam

Oyugi

Director of Program Operations

Gaitano

Okumu

Church Mobilizer

Catherine

Apio

Area Program Manager, Mayuge, Uganda

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Grace

Orishaba

Area Program Manager, Kaliro, Uganda

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Lucy

Asimo

Accounts Assistant

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