Give Clean Water to Kyolobezi Village

Give Clean Water to Kyolobezi Village

Uganda, Africa

Population: 225 people (50 families)

“We keep suffering from diarrhea, typhoid… you name it. What is the future of our children?” - Thomas, father of 6

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Current water source

“We keep suffering from diarrhea, typhoid… you name it. What is the future of our children?” - Thomas, father of 6

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Life in Kyolobezi: Prisca’s Story

Prisca Kyomuhendo is eleven years old. She is strong, determined, and lives with her parents and five siblings in Kyolobezi village, a rural community in Uganda.

Her father is a farmer and business owner. Her mother is pregnant and recently, she’s not been feeling well. Prisca loves math and wants to be a nurse when she grows up, but her father, Thomas, worries that she misses school too often.

Prisca and her sisters collect water from a pond near their village.

Last month, Prisca was sick from water-borne illness, and the family spent sh70,000 ($18.50) on her treatment. For a family living in extreme poverty (often less than $2 a day), $18.50 is weeks’ worth of income.

“My family’s health is at risk because of unsafe water sources,” Thomas said. “We keep suffering from diarrhea, typhoid… What is the future of our children?”

His eldest child, 18, dropped out of school because of constant illness and lack of money for school fees.

“My children miss school a lot, the shortest time is a month without attending school. In most cases, it is longer… even up to a year,” he said.

Help Prisca and her siblings finish primary school and create a path out of poverty. Your gift will provide health training for each household in Kyolobezi village, plus a safe water source.

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. With clean water, families will experience a transformation.

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 Kyolobezi village today.

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January 10, 2019: 1 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 1 new Healthy Homes in Kyolobezi! 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: 2 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 2 new Healthy Homes in Kyolobezi! 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: 1 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 1 new Healthy Homes in Kyolobezi! 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 30, 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.

October 12, 2018: Project Created
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Life in Kyolobezi: Prisca’s Story

Prisca Kyomuhendo is eleven years old. She is strong, determined, and lives with her parents and five siblings in Kyolobezi village, a rural community in Uganda.

Her father is a farmer and business owner. Her mother is pregnant and recently, she’s not been feeling well. Prisca loves math and wants to be a nurse when she grows up, but her father, Thomas, worries that she misses school too often.

Prisca and her sisters collect water from a pond near their village.

Last month, Prisca was sick from water-borne illness, and the family spent sh70,000 ($18.50) on her treatment. For a family living in extreme poverty (often less than $2 a day), $18.50 is weeks’ worth of income.

“My family’s health is at risk because of unsafe water sources,” Thomas said. “We keep suffering from diarrhea, typhoid… What is the future of our children?”

His eldest child, 18, dropped out of school because of constant illness and lack of money for school fees.

“My children miss school a lot, the shortest time is a month without attending school. In most cases, it is longer… even up to a year,” he said.

Help Prisca and her siblings finish primary school and create a path out of poverty. Your gift will provide health training for each household in Kyolobezi village, plus a safe water source.

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. With clean water, families will experience a transformation.

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 Kyolobezi village today.

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

Good news–there are 1 new Healthy Homes in Kyolobezi! 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: 2 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 2 new Healthy Homes in Kyolobezi! 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: 1 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 1 new Healthy Homes in Kyolobezi! 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 30, 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.

October 12, 2018: Project Created
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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

  • 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.

Sprinter

Mukebezi

WASH Technician

Grace

Orishaba

Area Program Manager, Kaliro, Uganda

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Catherine

Namusisi

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Lucy

Asimo

Cashier

Paul

Gabula

Driver and Logistics Assistant

Charles

Emegu

Junior WASH Technician

Vincent

Amaza

WASH Technician

Philemon

Mubiru

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Persis

Nabirye

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Catherine

Apio

Area Program Manager, Mayuge, Uganda

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David

Mugoya

Driver & Logistics Assistant

Alex

Mbaguta, MA

Uganda Country Director

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Brian

Oketha

WASH Technician

Joan

Kawala

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Joyce

Sabano

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Peninah

Natukunda

Accounts Assistant

Louis

Kasadha

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Juliet

Mugoya

Cashier

Thomas

Kawuzi

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Joseph

Kagezi

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Peter

Batambuze

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Emmanual

Kasajja

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Fred

Batuli

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Jenipher

Nankya

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Joseph

Balikowa

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

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Team Uganda, Keep up the great work you are doing. Thanks so much for all the hospitality in February when we were in Kaliro! God certainly has his hand on the Lifewater especially the Uganda Team!

12/31/2018

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