Give Clean Water to Monday Road Village

Clean Water for Monday Road Village

Uganda, Africa

Population: 254 people (53 families)

Project funded

This water project was generously sponsored by

“With safe water, I would invest in my children because they study well and given a chance, they can become whatever they wish.” - Akankwasa, father of five

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Latest Project News

Life in Monday Road: James’s Story

The lines in James’s face tell of a life of hard work. Each day, James Akankwasa walks for more than 6 hours to collect water at a deep pond miles from his home in Monday Road village.

The water is teeming with disease. Every two weeks, James, his wife, and their five children seek a costly treatment for typhoid or dysentery, waterborne illnesses known to be fatal when left untreated.

Their children go to a government-sponsored school and they do not have to pay school fees like so many other families, but the couple worries because they cannot send them to further their educations.

The eldest daughter, Stella Turinawe, is 15 years old, and she wants to be a nurse one day. As she speaks of her dreams, a smile flashes across her father’s face.

“Stella gives me hope because she is wise,” he said. “If she can fulfill her dream, she would make a fine nurse because she is so caring.”

Before travelling the six or more hours for water each day, James spends 5 hours working on their farm.

While he is away, his wife tends to the farm with their 6-month-old strapped to her back. The walk is exhausting, and James goes so his wife doesn’t have to.

“With safe water closer to home, diseases would reduce and I would be able to work for longer hours on our farm, save money to repair the cracked walls in our home, and take the children as far as possible in school,” James said.

You can help families in Monday Road 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. With clean water, James could spend time working in the farm rather than journeying for contaminated water.

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 Monday Road village today.

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July 20, 2019: 3 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 3 new Healthy Homes in Monday Road! 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.

May 13, 2019: Village Certified ODF

When each household builds and uses their own functioning restroom, a community earns an “Open Defecation Free” (ODF) certification. Each country has their own processes and celebration for ODF villages, and it’s a huge accomplishment towards improved health for everyone.

April 23, 2019: 4 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 4 new Healthy Homes in Monday Road! 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.

April 09, 2019: 5 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 5 new Healthy Homes in Monday Road! 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 12, 2019: 2 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 2 new Healthy Homes in Monday Road! 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.

January 09, 2019: 3 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 3 new Healthy Homes in Monday Road! 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 22, 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:

  • Updates

    Updates from the field

  • Progress

    Progress in the village

  • Completion

    Completion reports

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Latest Project News

Life in Monday Road: James’s Story

The lines in James’s face tell of a life of hard work. Each day, James Akankwasa walks for more than 6 hours to collect water at a deep pond miles from his home in Monday Road village.

The water is teeming with disease. Every two weeks, James, his wife, and their five children seek a costly treatment for typhoid or dysentery, waterborne illnesses known to be fatal when left untreated.

Their children go to a government-sponsored school and they do not have to pay school fees like so many other families, but the couple worries because they cannot send them to further their educations.

The eldest daughter, Stella Turinawe, is 15 years old, and she wants to be a nurse one day. As she speaks of her dreams, a smile flashes across her father’s face.

“Stella gives me hope because she is wise,” he said. “If she can fulfill her dream, she would make a fine nurse because she is so caring.”

Before travelling the six or more hours for water each day, James spends 5 hours working on their farm.

While he is away, his wife tends to the farm with their 6-month-old strapped to her back. The walk is exhausting, and James goes so his wife doesn’t have to.

“With safe water closer to home, diseases would reduce and I would be able to work for longer hours on our farm, save money to repair the cracked walls in our home, and take the children as far as possible in school,” James said.

You can help families in Monday Road 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. With clean water, James could spend time working in the farm rather than journeying for contaminated water.

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 Monday Road village today.

Read More
July 20, 2019: 3 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 3 new Healthy Homes in Monday Road! 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.

May 13, 2019: Village Certified ODF

When each household builds and uses their own functioning restroom, a community earns an “Open Defecation Free” (ODF) certification. Each country has their own processes and celebration for ODF villages, and it’s a huge accomplishment towards improved health for everyone.

April 23, 2019: 4 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 4 new Healthy Homes in Monday Road! 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.

April 09, 2019: 5 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 5 new Healthy Homes in Monday Road! 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 12, 2019: 2 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 2 new Healthy Homes in Monday Road! 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.

January 09, 2019: 3 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 3 new Healthy Homes in Monday Road! 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 22, 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:

  • 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

  • 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.

Vincent

Amaza

WASH Technician

Sanyu

Nansubuga

Accounts Assistant

Erinest

Waswa

Church Mobilizer

Ritah

Katongole

Accounts Assistant

Margaret

Mbabazi

Cashier

Joan

Kawala

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Lucy

Asimo

Accounts Assistant

Eric

Massa

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Joyce

Sabano

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Emmanual

Kasajja

Sanitation and Hygiene Coordinator

John Mary

Kasangaki

Driver

Alex

Mbaguta, MA

Uganda Country Director

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Fred

Batuli

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Peninah

Natukunda

Finance and Administration Manager

Thomas

Kawuzi

Sanitation and Hygiene Coordinator

Paul

Gabula

Driver and Logistics Assistant

Samuel

Okello

Church Mobilizer

Philemon

Mubiru

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

David

Azoora

Area Program Manager, Kakumiro

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Rose

Apolot

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Irene

Mbasalaki

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Joseph

Balikowa

Sr. Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Deo

Kanyankole

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Juliet

Mugoya

Cashier

Sprinter

Mukebezi

WASH Technician

Martha

Atukwase

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Jude

Ouga

Jr. WASH Technician

Tabisa

Nasirumbi

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Judith

Mpumwire

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Sylvester

Bwoye

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Xavier

Mbonye

Procurement and Logistics Officer

Lawrance

Mukidi

Jr. WASH Technician

Dorothy

Kwasherura

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Bridget

Naikesa

Cashier

Gaitano

Okumu

Church Mobilizer

Nicholas

Agaba

Sanitation and Hygiene Coordinator

Mercy

Agaba

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Santos

Ocaya

Jr. WASH Technician

Catherine

Namusisi

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Jenipher

Nankya

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Joseph

Kagezi

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Persis

Nabirye

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Calvin

Babyenda

Accounts Assistant

Suzan

Katebalirwe

Human Resource Manager

Julious

Awelo

Jr. WASH Technician

Francis

Aguma

Jr. WASH Technician

David

Mugoya

Driver & Logistics Assistant

Ballam

Oyugi

Director of Program Operations

Catherine

Apio

Area Program Manager, Mayuge, Uganda

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Peter

Batambuze

Sr. Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Tom

Owiny

WASH Technician

Grace

Orishaba

Area Program Manager, Kaliro, Uganda

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Ackline

Ainembabazi

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

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