Give Clean Water to Nantamali Kasajja Village

Clean Water for Nantamali Kasajja Village

Uganda, Africa

Population: 295 people (59 families)

Project funded

“It breaks my heart to see children... fighting the elders because of water.” - Moses, father of 10 and grandfather

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Life in Nantamali Kasajja: Moses’s Story

“You don’t know the value of water until you have to fight for it,” Moses Piido said.

People who are desperate for a drink of water will do what they must to get it. The fights and arguments at the well have ravaged the community in Nantamali Kasajja village.

Community members are doing all they can to survive, and water shortage is their greatest challenge. Moses and his wife, Jessica, have 10 children. Many have grown up and moved away, but the youngest children and their grandchildren still live with them in the village.

There is a well only five minutes from Moses’s home, but it is badly overcrowded. The population of the village has grown tremendously since the well was constructed, and neighboring villages without a well travel to this one. It can sometimes take 2 hours to fill one container of water.

Each day, families travel to a nearby swamp to fill their containers instead of waiting all day at the well. Although it allows them time to work on their farms, it makes everyone dangerously ill.

“It breaks my heart to see children as young as my grandchildren fighting the elders because of water,” he said. “I don’t blame the children… it is a question of survival and everyone must look out for themselves.”

“Having water will help us nurture children who are not corrupted by circumstances they have no control over,” he added.

When children spend hours at the well, they aren’t able to go to school. When they gather from the village swamp, they fall ill and miss school, sometimes for weeks at a time.

“We need an educated community whose people can help contribute to our development,” he said. “But most people cannot afford to both educate their children and keep them healthy, and it all traces back to the water problem. ”

Moses was a teacher when he was younger, and he is passionate about educating the youth.

“A combination of poverty and diseases has led to high rates of illiteracy,” he said. “We need to work to educate our children but there time isn’t because it all goes into fighting for water.”

Lifewater is raising funds for the surrounding villages that retrieve water from the crowded well in Nantamali Kasajja village, but without an additional well in Moses community, the village will continue to fight for survival.

You can help Moses’s family and others in Nantamali Kasajja 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. Compelled by the love of Christ, local Lifewater staff work house by house to teach families healthy habits that will impact generations to come.

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 Nantamali Kasajja village today.

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July 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.

February 22, 2019: 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.

February 2019: Project Ready
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Life in Nantamali Kasajja: Moses’s Story

“You don’t know the value of water until you have to fight for it,” Moses Piido said.

People who are desperate for a drink of water will do what they must to get it. The fights and arguments at the well have ravaged the community in Nantamali Kasajja village.

Community members are doing all they can to survive, and water shortage is their greatest challenge. Moses and his wife, Jessica, have 10 children. Many have grown up and moved away, but the youngest children and their grandchildren still live with them in the village.

There is a well only five minutes from Moses’s home, but it is badly overcrowded. The population of the village has grown tremendously since the well was constructed, and neighboring villages without a well travel to this one. It can sometimes take 2 hours to fill one container of water.

Each day, families travel to a nearby swamp to fill their containers instead of waiting all day at the well. Although it allows them time to work on their farms, it makes everyone dangerously ill.

“It breaks my heart to see children as young as my grandchildren fighting the elders because of water,” he said. “I don’t blame the children… it is a question of survival and everyone must look out for themselves.”

“Having water will help us nurture children who are not corrupted by circumstances they have no control over,” he added.

When children spend hours at the well, they aren’t able to go to school. When they gather from the village swamp, they fall ill and miss school, sometimes for weeks at a time.

“We need an educated community whose people can help contribute to our development,” he said. “But most people cannot afford to both educate their children and keep them healthy, and it all traces back to the water problem. ”

Moses was a teacher when he was younger, and he is passionate about educating the youth.

“A combination of poverty and diseases has led to high rates of illiteracy,” he said. “We need to work to educate our children but there time isn’t because it all goes into fighting for water.”

Lifewater is raising funds for the surrounding villages that retrieve water from the crowded well in Nantamali Kasajja village, but without an additional well in Moses community, the village will continue to fight for survival.

You can help Moses’s family and others in Nantamali Kasajja 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. Compelled by the love of Christ, local Lifewater staff work house by house to teach families healthy habits that will impact generations to come.

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 Nantamali Kasajja village today.

Read More
July 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.

February 22, 2019: 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.

February 2019: Project Ready
Read More

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.

Mercy

Agaba

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Lucy

Asimo

Accounts Assistant

Samuel

Okello

Church Mobilizer

Suzan

Katebalirwe

Human Resource Manager

Emmanual

Kasajja

Sanitation and Hygiene Coordinator

Peter

Batambuze

Sr. Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Tom

Owiny

WASH Technician

Xavier

Mbonye

Procurement and Logistics Officer

Catherine

Namusisi

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

David

Mugoya

Driver & Logistics Assistant

Nicholas

Agaba

Sanitation and Hygiene Coordinator

Ackline

Ainembabazi

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Ballam

Oyugi

Director of Program Operations

Sprinter

Mukebezi

WASH Technician

Tabisa

Nasirumbi

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Julious

Awelo

Jr. WASH Technician

Joseph

Kagezi

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Joyce

Sabano

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Calvin

Babyenda

Accounts Assistant

Peninah

Natukunda

Finance and Administration Manager

Jenipher

Nankya

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Juliet

Mugoya

Cashier

Erinest

Waswa

Church Mobilizer

Joan

Kawala

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Deo

Kanyankole

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Grace

Orishaba

Area Program Manager, Kaliro, Uganda

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Catherine

Apio

Area Program Manager, Mayuge, Uganda

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Irene

Mbasalaki

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Fred

Batuli

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Gaitano

Okumu

Church Mobilizer

Martha

Atukwase

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Persis

Nabirye

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Vincent

Amaza

WASH Technician

Francis

Aguma

Jr. WASH Technician

Margaret

Mbabazi

Cashier

Dorothy

Kwasherura

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Philemon

Mubiru

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Santos

Ocaya

Jr. WASH Technician

John Mary

Kasangaki

Driver

Thomas

Kawuzi

Sanitation and Hygiene Coordinator

Ritah

Katongole

Accounts Assistant

Rose

Apolot

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Lawrance

Mukidi

Jr. WASH Technician

Eric

Massa

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Alex

Mbaguta, MA

Uganda Country Director

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Jude

Ouga

Jr. WASH Technician

Sylvester

Bwoye

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

David

Azoora

Area Program Manager, Kakumiro

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Bridget

Naikesa

Cashier

Joseph

Balikowa

Sr. Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Judith

Mpumwire

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Sanyu

Nansubuga

Accounts Assistant

Paul

Gabula

Driver and Logistics Assistant

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