Give Clean Water to Nakatogo Moja Village

Give Clean Water to Nakatogo Moja Village

Uganda, Africa

Population: 221 people (70 families)

“I want them to have a better life than I have had, and educating them is my only hope.” - Jacintatin, mother of seven

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Current water source

“I want them to have a better life than I have had, and educating them is my only hope.” - Jacintatin, mother of seven

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Life in Nakatogo Moja: Jacintatin’s Story

A pond two miles from home in Nakatogo Moja village is what Jacintatin calls “the source of many of our problems.” Still, the mother of seven spends three hours each day filling up her jerry cans at the pond.

Jacintatin is a recent widow, and has since moved in with her brother, Tenesa, to help raise her seven children.

There is never a time when someone in the home is not sick from water-borne illnesses, and medical treatment is a huge burden.

“We treat typhoid, dysentery, cholera… it never ends,” Tenesa said. “We have to choose between keeping the children alive and taking them to school.”

In Uganda, families pay school fees for a child’s education. Jacintatin’s children spend 2-3 days at school, and spend the other days retrieving water so she can work in the garden.

“I want them to have a better life than I have had, and educating them is my only hope,” she said.

When the family doesn’t have enough water, they wear dirty clothes to bed or go to sleep without dinner.

“Imagine being in a situation where you have to choose between bathing after a long day of work and sweating in the garden or cooking dinner,” Tenesa said.

You can help all of Nakatogo Moja village today. Your gift will provide health training for each household, plus a new, 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 Nakatogo Moja village today.

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December 18, 2018: 2 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 2 new Healthy Homes in Nakatogo 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.

November 03, 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 Nakatogo Moja: Jacintatin’s Story

A pond two miles from home in Nakatogo Moja village is what Jacintatin calls “the source of many of our problems.” Still, the mother of seven spends three hours each day filling up her jerry cans at the pond.

Jacintatin is a recent widow, and has since moved in with her brother, Tenesa, to help raise her seven children.

There is never a time when someone in the home is not sick from water-borne illnesses, and medical treatment is a huge burden.

“We treat typhoid, dysentery, cholera… it never ends,” Tenesa said. “We have to choose between keeping the children alive and taking them to school.”

In Uganda, families pay school fees for a child’s education. Jacintatin’s children spend 2-3 days at school, and spend the other days retrieving water so she can work in the garden.

“I want them to have a better life than I have had, and educating them is my only hope,” she said.

When the family doesn’t have enough water, they wear dirty clothes to bed or go to sleep without dinner.

“Imagine being in a situation where you have to choose between bathing after a long day of work and sweating in the garden or cooking dinner,” Tenesa said.

You can help all of Nakatogo Moja village today. Your gift will provide health training for each household, plus a new, 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 Nakatogo Moja village today.

Read More
December 18, 2018: 2 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 2 new Healthy Homes in Nakatogo 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.

November 03, 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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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.

Brian

Oketha

WASH Technician

Persis

Nabirye

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Catherine

Apio

Area Program Manager, Mayuge, Uganda

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Joan

Kawala

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Grace

Orishaba

Area Program Manager, Kaliro, Uganda

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Joseph

Kagezi

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Jenipher

Nankya

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Joseph

Balikowa

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Thomas

Kawuzi

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Paul

Gabula

Driver and Logistics Assistant

Fred

Batuli

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Emmanual

Kasajja

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Philemon

Mubiru

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Alex

Mbaguta, MA

Uganda Country Director

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Sprinter

Mukebezi

WASH Technician

Vincent

Amaza

WASH Technician

Joyce

Sabano

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Catherine

Namusisi

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Peter

Batambuze

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Juliet

Mugoya

Cashier

David

Mugoya

Driver & Logistics Assistant

Lucy

Asimo

Cashier

Peninah

Natukunda

Accounts Assistant

Louis

Kasadha

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Charles

Emegu

Junior WASH Technician

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