Give Clean Water to Rwibale Mbili Village

Clean Water for Rwibale Mbili Village

Uganda, Africa

Population: 270 people (60 families)

Project funded

“We need a lot of help.” - Robinah, mother of 11

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Life in Rwibale Mbili: The Musinzi’s Story

Eleven children run about the Musinzi home. Each day begs the unspoken question in the minds of their parents, Fred and Robinah: keep them in school, or pull them out to collect water?

There’s a swamp not far from their home in Rwibale Mbili village, and by 5:00 a.m., it is bustling with droopy-eyed travellers from nearby villages who have come to draw from the darkened water.

Despite working on their farm all day and taking frequent trips to the swamp, there are still nights when the family doesn’t have enough water to bathe.

“That leads to skin rashes because we itch badly,” Robinah said.

Eight children are old enough to attend school, and they walk four miles to get there.

“Whenever they contract cholera and typhoid, we must visit the clinic,” Fred said. “I believe this is why some, especially the younger ones, dream of becoming doctors.”

To keep them in school, Robinah and Fred risk snake bites to collect water from the swamp at night. When they have water for the next day, the children don’t have to skip school to help.

Contaminated water continues to make the family sick, and the cost of treatment is nearly unbearable.

Robinah believes that the village’s laundry is a contributor to the pollution at the water source.

“We would need around 14 jerry cans to wash clothes, so we carry them to the swamp,” she said. “Sometimes, the water from washing the clothes flows back into our drinking water.”

You can help Robinah’s family and all of Rwibale Mbili 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 clean water, the 11 Musinze children can live healthier, happier lives.

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 Rwibale Mbili village today.

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May 28, 2019: 2 new Healthy Homes Registered

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

April 09, 2019: 3 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 3 new Healthy Homes in Rwibale 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.

March 11, 2019: 3 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 3 new Healthy Homes in Rwibale 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 18, 2018: 3 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 3 new Healthy Homes in Rwibale 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 09, 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 Rwibale Mbili: The Musinzi’s Story

Eleven children run about the Musinzi home. Each day begs the unspoken question in the minds of their parents, Fred and Robinah: keep them in school, or pull them out to collect water?

There’s a swamp not far from their home in Rwibale Mbili village, and by 5:00 a.m., it is bustling with droopy-eyed travellers from nearby villages who have come to draw from the darkened water.

Despite working on their farm all day and taking frequent trips to the swamp, there are still nights when the family doesn’t have enough water to bathe.

“That leads to skin rashes because we itch badly,” Robinah said.

Eight children are old enough to attend school, and they walk four miles to get there.

“Whenever they contract cholera and typhoid, we must visit the clinic,” Fred said. “I believe this is why some, especially the younger ones, dream of becoming doctors.”

To keep them in school, Robinah and Fred risk snake bites to collect water from the swamp at night. When they have water for the next day, the children don’t have to skip school to help.

Contaminated water continues to make the family sick, and the cost of treatment is nearly unbearable.

Robinah believes that the village’s laundry is a contributor to the pollution at the water source.

“We would need around 14 jerry cans to wash clothes, so we carry them to the swamp,” she said. “Sometimes, the water from washing the clothes flows back into our drinking water.”

You can help Robinah’s family and all of Rwibale Mbili 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 clean water, the 11 Musinze children can live healthier, happier lives.

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 Rwibale Mbili village today.

Read More
May 28, 2019: 2 new Healthy Homes Registered

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

April 09, 2019: 3 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 3 new Healthy Homes in Rwibale 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.

March 11, 2019: 3 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 3 new Healthy Homes in Rwibale 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 18, 2018: 3 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 3 new Healthy Homes in Rwibale 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 09, 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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  • Progress

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  • Completion

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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

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    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.

Dorothy

Kwasherura

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Julious

Awelo

Jr. WASH Technician

Paul

Gabula

Driver and Logistics Assistant

David

Azoora

Area Program Manager, Kakumiro

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Martha

Atukwase

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Eric

Massa

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Tabisa

Nasirumbi

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Doreen

Nakacwa

Office Assistant

Bridget

Naikesa

Cashier

Xavier

Mbonye

Procurement and Logistics Officer

Sprinter

Mukebezi

WASH Technician

Mercy

Agaba

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Vincent

Amaza

WASH Technician

Deo

Kanyankole

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Persis

Nabirye

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Francis

Aguma

Jr. WASH Technician

Margaret

Mbabazi

Cashier

Fred

Batuli

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Joseph

Kagezi

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Joyce

Sabano

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Rose

Apolot

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Nicholas

Agaba

Sanitation and Hygiene Coordinator

Ackline

Ainembabazi

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Joan

Kawala

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Lawrance

Mukidi

Jr. WASH Technician

Juliet

Mugoya

Cashier

Santos

Ocaya

Jr. WASH Technician

David

Mugoya

Driver & Logistics Assistant

Peninah

Natukunda

Finance and Administration Manager

Judith

Mpumwire

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Ballam

Oyugi

Director of Program Operations

Sylvester

Bwoye

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Calvin

Babyenda

Accounts Assistant

Catherine

Apio

Area Program Manager, Mayuge, Uganda

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Joseph

Balikowa

Sr. Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Jude

Ouga

Jr. WASH Technician

Gaitano

Okumu

Church Mobilizer

Alex

Mbaguta, MA

Uganda Country Director

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Jenipher

Nankya

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Catherine

Namusisi

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Irene

Mbasalaki

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Philemon

Mubiru

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Grace

Orishaba

Area Program Manager, Kaliro, Uganda

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Emmanual

Kasajja

Sanitation and Hygiene Coordinator

Lucy

Asimo

Accounts Assistant

Thomas

Kawuzi

Sanitation and Hygiene Coordinator

Peter

Batambuze

Sr. Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

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