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

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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.

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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
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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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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
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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

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    Construction Started

  • Village Has Safe Water Source

    Village Has Safe Water Source

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Meet the Team

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

Lawrance

Mukidi

Jr. WASH Technician

Calvin

Babyenda

Accounts Assistant

Suzan

Katebalirwe

Human Resource Manager

Alex

Mbaguta, MA

Uganda Country Director

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Gaitano

Okumu

Church Mobilizer

Jenipher

Nankya

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Ballam

Oyugi

Director of Program Operations

Catherine

Namusisi

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Persis

Nabirye

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Judith

Mpumwire

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Francis

Aguma

Jr. WASH Technician

Peninah

Natukunda

Finance and Administration Manager

Catherine

Apio

Area Program Manager, Mayuge, Uganda

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Margaret

Mbabazi

Cashier

Dorothy

Kwasherura

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Philemon

Mubiru

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Jude

Ouga

Jr. WASH Technician

Nicholas

Agaba

Sanitation and Hygiene Coordinator

Irene

Mbasalaki

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Juliet

Mugoya

Cashier

David

Azoora

Area Program Manager, Kakumiro

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Sanyu

Nansubuga

Accounts Assistant

Fred

Batuli

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Sylvester

Bwoye

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Peter

Batambuze

Sr. Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Joyce

Sabano

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Paul

Gabula

Driver and Logistics Assistant

Xavier

Mbonye

Procurement and Logistics Officer

Martha

Atukwase

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Sprinter

Mukebezi

WASH Technician

Joan

Kawala

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Joseph

Balikowa

Sr. Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

John Mary

Kasangaki

Driver

Thomas

Kawuzi

Sanitation and Hygiene Coordinator

Bridget

Naikesa

Cashier

Santos

Ocaya

Jr. WASH Technician

Eric

Massa

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Emmanual

Kasajja

Sanitation and Hygiene Coordinator

Ackline

Ainembabazi

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Tabisa

Nasirumbi

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Rose

Apolot

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Erinest

Waswa

Church Mobilizer

Mercy

Agaba

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Lucy

Asimo

Accounts Assistant

Vincent

Amaza

WASH Technician

Tom

Owiny

WASH Technician

David

Mugoya

Driver & Logistics Assistant

Julious

Awelo

Jr. WASH Technician

Deo

Kanyankole

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Grace

Orishaba

Area Program Manager, Kaliro, Uganda

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Joseph

Kagezi

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Samuel

Okello

Church Mobilizer

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