Give Clean Water to Rwibale Moja Village

Clean Water for Rwibale Moja Village

Uganda, Africa

Population: 270 people (60 families)

Project funded

“During dry seasons, I have to choose between the children going to school or fetching water.” - Enid, mother of six

Story
Latest Project News

Life in Rwibale Moja: Enid’s Story

Since Enid Kyomutungi’s husband passed three years ago, she’s bravely raised all six of her children on her own. She grows bananas, beans, and corn on her farm in Rwibale Moja village.

The family walks four miles to collect water from a contaminated spring, and it can take them over three hours. When the spring dries up during the dry season, they walk even farther.

Despite their water challenges, five of her six children are attending school. China, 4, isn’t old enough for school. But when they must walk farther, Enid needs their help with the water, and they miss three days of school per week.

“They have big dreams. I can see it in their eyes, so I keep them in school as much as I can,” she said. “They give me so much hope.”

Despite the strain of raising six children by herself, the profit from Enid’s farm is only $21.29 per harvest season, and the cost of treatment for water-borne illnesses is always more. The doctor at the local clinic treats her children on credit, knowing that Enid will pay once her next harvest is ready.

The medical costs from the contaminated water have put Enid in mounting debt.

“I am anxious very often for my children and my debts, but what can I do?” she asked.

The mother of six is ambitious and wants to start a poultry farm and raise cattle for more income, but her children’s medical bills have made it impossible to save money.

You can help Enid and all of Rwibale Moja 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, Enid can bring her family out of poverty.

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 Moja village today.

Read More
June 25, 2019: 2 new Healthy Homes Registered

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

May 28, 2019: 2 new Healthy Homes Registered

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

May 20, 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 09, 2019: 6 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 6 new Healthy Homes in Rwibale 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.

March 08, 2019: 3 new Healthy Homes Registered

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

December 18, 2018: 2 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 2 new Healthy Homes in Rwibale 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 5, 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
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

Story
Latest Project News

Life in Rwibale Moja: Enid’s Story

Since Enid Kyomutungi’s husband passed three years ago, she’s bravely raised all six of her children on her own. She grows bananas, beans, and corn on her farm in Rwibale Moja village.

The family walks four miles to collect water from a contaminated spring, and it can take them over three hours. When the spring dries up during the dry season, they walk even farther.

Despite their water challenges, five of her six children are attending school. China, 4, isn’t old enough for school. But when they must walk farther, Enid needs their help with the water, and they miss three days of school per week.

“They have big dreams. I can see it in their eyes, so I keep them in school as much as I can,” she said. “They give me so much hope.”

Despite the strain of raising six children by herself, the profit from Enid’s farm is only $21.29 per harvest season, and the cost of treatment for water-borne illnesses is always more. The doctor at the local clinic treats her children on credit, knowing that Enid will pay once her next harvest is ready.

The medical costs from the contaminated water have put Enid in mounting debt.

“I am anxious very often for my children and my debts, but what can I do?” she asked.

The mother of six is ambitious and wants to start a poultry farm and raise cattle for more income, but her children’s medical bills have made it impossible to save money.

You can help Enid and all of Rwibale Moja 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, Enid can bring her family out of poverty.

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 Moja village today.

Read More
June 25, 2019: 2 new Healthy Homes Registered

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

May 28, 2019: 2 new Healthy Homes Registered

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

May 20, 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 09, 2019: 6 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 6 new Healthy Homes in Rwibale 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.

March 08, 2019: 3 new Healthy Homes Registered

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

December 18, 2018: 2 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 2 new Healthy Homes in Rwibale 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 5, 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
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

51 Water Project Donors This Week

Marla just gave $10
to Okoru Village, Uganda

Ana just gave $20
to Dugda Dhera Village, Ethiopia

Shawn just gave $30
to Lugi Wambuku Village, Uganda

Cara just gave $50
to Nabitende Village, Uganda

Daryl gave $15 1 days ago
to Dugda Dhera Village, Ethiopia

Chuck gave $500 1 days ago
to Okoru Village, Uganda

Mary Lou gave $468 1 days ago
to Okoru Village, Uganda

Amber gave $162 1 days ago
to Okoru Village, Uganda

Anonymous Donor gave $648 1 days ago
to Tibihwa Village, Uganda

Kristina, Scott, Alia and Elliott gave $648 1 days ago
to Tibihwa Village, Uganda

Jean just gave $25
to Bukabya Village, Uganda

Carol gave $100 1 days ago
to Dugda Dhera Village, Ethiopia

“We are confident Lifewater’s work will have life-sustaining impact.”
– Cary A. Paine, The Stewardship Foundation

Read Donor Reviews >

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

Explore Rwibale Moja

View live progress in Rwibale Moja including healthy homes, healthy villages and more.

CLICK TO LOAD INTERACTIVE MAP

Close Legend
  • Healthy School
  • Healthy Village
  • Healthy Home
  • Water Point
Show Legend

Choose a Village. See Your Impact.

  1. Select your village
    Read about a family impacted by the water crisis, then partner with their village to bring water, health, and hope.
  2. Choose how to give
    Give monthly, sponsor part of the project with a one-time gift, or join with friends and sponsor an entire village.
  3. Track Progress
    You’ll get regular updates on project funding and construction progress, including a final certificate of completion.
Play

Meet the Team

Lifewater field staff walk alongside each family in all our program regions with persistence, humility, and courage.

Vincent

Amaza

WASH Technician

Bridget

Naikesa

Cashier

Deo

Kanyankole

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

John Mary

Kasangaki

Driver

Sylvester

Bwoye

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Eric

Massa

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Erinest

Waswa

Church Mobilizer

Lucy

Asimo

Accounts Assistant

Joseph

Kagezi

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

David

Azoora

Area Program Manager, Kakumiro

Read Bio >

Peter

Batambuze

Sr. Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Catherine

Namusisi

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Julious

Awelo

Jr. WASH Technician

Rose

Apolot

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

David

Mugoya

Driver & Logistics Assistant

Catherine

Apio

Area Program Manager, Mayuge, Uganda

Read Bio >

Tabisa

Nasirumbi

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Thomas

Kawuzi

Sanitation and Hygiene Coordinator

Joseph

Balikowa

Sr. Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Joyce

Sabano

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Ritah

Katongole

Accounts Assistant

Ballam

Oyugi

Director of Program Operations

Philemon

Mubiru

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Judith

Mpumwire

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Nicholas

Agaba

Sanitation and Hygiene Coordinator

Xavier

Mbonye

Procurement and Logistics Officer

Peninah

Natukunda

Finance and Administration Manager

Juliet

Mugoya

Cashier

Emmanual

Kasajja

Sanitation and Hygiene Coordinator

Irene

Mbasalaki

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Tom

Owiny

WASH Technician

Sanyu

Nansubuga

Accounts Assistant

Lawrance

Mukidi

Jr. WASH Technician

Martha

Atukwase

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Joan

Kawala

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Jenipher

Nankya

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Samuel

Okello

Church Mobilizer

Ackline

Ainembabazi

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Sprinter

Mukebezi

WASH Technician

Margaret

Mbabazi

Cashier

Paul

Gabula

Driver and Logistics Assistant

Francis

Aguma

Jr. WASH Technician

Santos

Ocaya

Jr. WASH Technician

Dorothy

Kwasherura

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Calvin

Babyenda

Accounts Assistant

Fred

Batuli

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Gaitano

Okumu

Church Mobilizer

Persis

Nabirye

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Suzan

Katebalirwe

Human Resource Manager

Mercy

Agaba

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Jude

Ouga

Jr. WASH Technician

Alex

Mbaguta, MA

Uganda Country Director

Read Bio >

Grace

Orishaba

Area Program Manager, Kaliro, Uganda

Read Bio >
Show More Team Members

Your donation is restricted for use within the program region for which the water project is located. Project cost estimates are established from program averages across all Lifewater programs and are based on the population size of the village. Community contributions are included in the program costs but not in the program funding goals. Real-time results are provided from the actual project sponsored. Occasionally Lifewater will receive more contributions for a given project than can be wisely applied to that project. When that happens, we use these funds to meet a similar pressing need in the same program region.

All donations are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Contributions are solicited with the understanding that Lifewater has complete control over the use of all donated funds. Board-approved policy establishes that all gifts restricted for a specific project be applied to the restricted program, with up to ten percent used for administrative and fundraising purposes.