Give Clean Water to Nakatogo Mbili Village

Give Clean Water to Nakatogo Mbili Village

Uganda, Africa

Population: 315 people (70 families)

“We boil water, but the younger children just drink any water they find.” - Kamanzi, mother of five

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Current water source

“We boil water, but the younger children just drink any water they find.” - Kamanzi, mother of five

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Life in Nakatogo Mbili: Amili’s Story

Fourteen-year-old Esther Umumbyeyi wants to be an English teacher when she grows up. Her older brother, Timothy, wanted to be an engineer, but the water problem in their village made it almost impossible for him to stay in school.

Amili and his wife Kamanzi live in Nakatogo Mbili village with their five children. Before beginning their six-mile walk to school each day, they must first collect water from the spring near their homes, making three trips to get enough water for the day.

Amili and Kamanzi want their children to stay in school, but if they want to afford food, they must tend to their farm while the children retrieve the day’s water.

“My children will continue with school even though they miss many days due to the water problem,” Amili said.

The family experiences frequent bouts of sickness.

“We boil water, but the younger children just drink any water they find,” Kamanzi said.

After paying for treatment and buying water when the children are too sick to fill their jerry cans at the spring, the family is unable to save money.

You can help Esther’s family and Nakatogo 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 clean water, Esther and her siblings can continue going to 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 Nakatogo Mbili village today.

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January 10, 2019: 4 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 4 new Healthy Homes in Nakatogo 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 19, 2018: 2 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 2 new Healthy Homes in Nakatogo 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 05, 2018: 1 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 1 new Healthy Homes in Nakatogo 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 02, 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 Nakatogo Mbili: Amili’s Story

Fourteen-year-old Esther Umumbyeyi wants to be an English teacher when she grows up. Her older brother, Timothy, wanted to be an engineer, but the water problem in their village made it almost impossible for him to stay in school.

Amili and his wife Kamanzi live in Nakatogo Mbili village with their five children. Before beginning their six-mile walk to school each day, they must first collect water from the spring near their homes, making three trips to get enough water for the day.

Amili and Kamanzi want their children to stay in school, but if they want to afford food, they must tend to their farm while the children retrieve the day’s water.

“My children will continue with school even though they miss many days due to the water problem,” Amili said.

The family experiences frequent bouts of sickness.

“We boil water, but the younger children just drink any water they find,” Kamanzi said.

After paying for treatment and buying water when the children are too sick to fill their jerry cans at the spring, the family is unable to save money.

You can help Esther’s family and Nakatogo 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 clean water, Esther and her siblings can continue going to 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 Nakatogo Mbili village today.

Read More
January 10, 2019: 4 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 4 new Healthy Homes in Nakatogo 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 19, 2018: 2 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 2 new Healthy Homes in Nakatogo 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 05, 2018: 1 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 1 new Healthy Homes in Nakatogo 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 02, 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

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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.

Martha

Atukwase

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Persis

Nabirye

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Joan

Kawala

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

David

Mugoya

Driver & Logistics Assistant

Joseph

Balikowa

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Mercy

Agaba

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Deo

Kanyankole

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Yesu

Afaayo

Accounts Assistant

Catherine

Namusisi

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Lucy

Asimo

Cashier

Brian

Oketha

WASH Technician

Paul

Gabula

Driver and Logistics Assistant

Joseph

Kagezi

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Peter

Batambuze

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Louis

Kasadha

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Dorothy

Kwasherura

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Ackline

Ainembabazi

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

David

Azoora

Area Program Manager

Tabisa

Nasirumbi

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Philemon

Mubiru

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Nicholas

Agaba

Sanitation and Hygiene Coordinator

Jenipher

Nankya

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Emmanual

Kasajja

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Rose

Apolot

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Vincent

Amaza

WASH Technician

Fred

Batuli

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Ritah

Namirembe

Procurement and Logistics Officer

Joyce

Sabano

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Margaret

Mbabazi

Cashier

Doreen

Nakacwa

Office Assistant

Lawrance

Mukidi

Jr. WASH Technician

Alex

Mbaguta, MA

Uganda Country Director

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Vincent

Amaza

WASH Technician

Sprinter

Mukebezi

WASH Technician

Grace

Orishaba

Area Program Manager, Kaliro, Uganda

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Judith

Mpumwire

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Charles

Emegu

Junior WASH Technician

Juliet

Mugoya

Cashier

Calvin

Babyenda

Accounts Assistant

Thomas

Kawuzi

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Catherine

Apio

Area Program Manager, Mayuge, Uganda

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Peninah

Natukunda

Accounts Assistant

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