Tukundane Village
Water Project

Project Funded!

Village Water Project

Tukundane, Uganda, Africa

GPS: 1.0656, 31.4317

260 people

Status: Water Flowing

  • Story
  • Updates 10
  • Plan

Life in Tukundane: Bonaventure’s Story

Bonaventure’s home is quintessentially rural, with birds chirping on top of trees that form a canopy over his family’s orderly home. Pigs, goats, and chickens walk about the property.

Bonaventure lives in Tukundane village with his wife. Together, they raised 10 children, many of whom have grown up and moved away. The family farms corn, beans, rice, potatoes, and cassava, a fibrous plant.

Even in their old age, he and his wife labor from morning until night. For water, they fill their containers at a contaminated pond and suffer diarrhea, typhoid, and skin rashes.

As a result, they are frequent patients at the medical clinic.

When it stops raining in Tukandane village, the pond dries up within a week, and everyone must seek water at another pond over 5 miles away.

“Access to safe water would go a long way in helping change many things here,” he said. “We would save much and do many more things that would improve our overall welfare; I would buy a cow if I saved enough, and I would finally gain the satisfaction of my children going to school.”

Many children in Tukandane village drop out of school because their parents cannot afford to pay for their school fees with the added stress of medical treatment.

“One of my sons who dropped out of school is a bright boy who excelled in sciences and wanted to be a doctor,” he said. “That dream is in jeopardy because the water situation limits my capacity to help his dream come true.”

You can help Bonaventure’s family and all of Tukundane 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, children can go back to school.

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 Tukundane village today.

August 7, 2019: Construction started

Work is officially underway to build a safe water source for Tukundane. Our local teams are using technology appropriate to the region and geography to ensure the new water source is sustainable.

August 7, 2019: Community Prerequisites met

Tukundane has completed all of the prerequisites for building a safe water source: There are already a number of Healthy Homes and an active water committee, plus the 15% community contribution is in place.

The next step is to build a safe water source. As soon as weather and scheduling allows, construction will begin on a new water source for the community.

June 25, 2019: 4 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 4 new Healthy Homes in Tukundane! 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 21, 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 30, 2019: 5 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 5 new Healthy Homes in Tukundane! 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 10, 2019: Water Committee formed

Good news! Tukundane has selected water committee members to manage the new village water source.

Forming a water committee is a key step toward establishing a safe water source in a village. Committees are made up of local men and women who manage the well and collect fees, ensuring the community’s investment lasts for generations to come.

March 08, 2019: 5 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 5 new Healthy Homes in Tukundane! 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.

January 14, 2019: 2 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 2 new Healthy Homes in Tukundane! 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.

October 15, 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

Tukundane is in a very remote region of Uganda

View Interactive Map

This village is on its way to becoming a Healthy Village. The process takes approximately 24 months from start to finish. You can follow along with the progress below.

Here’s the Plan for Tukundane:

Pro-Tip! If the timeline is blue, that means Tukundane has reached this milestone! If it's gray, they are working towards that step next.

ready

Project Ready

Villages are carefully selected by Lifewater staff and wait for program work to begin in their area.

CLTS

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.

clts
healthy-homes-registered

Healthy Homes Registered

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.

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.

odf
wc_schoolmc_formed

Water Committee Selected

Tukundane has selected water committee members to manage the safe village water source. Forming a water committee is a key step toward establishing a safe water source in a village. Committees are made up of local men and women who manage the well and collect fees, ensuring the community’s investment lasts for generations to come.

Construction Started

Work is officially underway to build a new water source for Tukundane village. Our local teams are using technology appropriate to the region and geography to ensure the new water source is sustainable.

construction_start
construction_complete

Village Has Safe Water Source

The new safe water source is now complete!

Clean, safe water transforms a village. Everyone gathers to celebrate, thanking God for the miracle in their community. 

Healthy Village

Great news! Tukundane is now a certified Healthy Village. That means the safe water source is complete and more than 90% of the community’s homes are healthy. That is a new future for 260 children and families.

healthy_village_achieved

Story

Life in Tukundane: Bonaventure’s Story

Bonaventure’s home is quintessentially rural, with birds chirping on top of trees that form a canopy over his family’s orderly home. Pigs, goats, and chickens walk about the property.

Bonaventure lives in Tukundane village with his wife. Together, they raised 10 children, many of whom have grown up and moved away. The family farms corn, beans, rice, potatoes, and cassava, a fibrous plant.

Even in their old age, he and his wife labor from morning until night. For water, they fill their containers at a contaminated pond and suffer diarrhea, typhoid, and skin rashes.

As a result, they are frequent patients at the medical clinic.

When it stops raining in Tukandane village, the pond dries up within a week, and everyone must seek water at another pond over 5 miles away.

“Access to safe water would go a long way in helping change many things here,” he said. “We would save much and do many more things that would improve our overall welfare; I would buy a cow if I saved enough, and I would finally gain the satisfaction of my children going to school.”

Many children in Tukandane village drop out of school because their parents cannot afford to pay for their school fees with the added stress of medical treatment.

“One of my sons who dropped out of school is a bright boy who excelled in sciences and wanted to be a doctor,” he said. “That dream is in jeopardy because the water situation limits my capacity to help his dream come true.”

You can help Bonaventure’s family and all of Tukundane 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, children can go back to school.

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 Tukundane village today.

Updates

August 7, 2019: Construction started

Work is officially underway to build a safe water source for Tukundane. Our local teams are using technology appropriate to the region and geography to ensure the new water source is sustainable.

August 7, 2019: Community Prerequisites met

Tukundane has completed all of the prerequisites for building a safe water source: There are already a number of Healthy Homes and an active water committee, plus the 15% community contribution is in place.

The next step is to build a safe water source. As soon as weather and scheduling allows, construction will begin on a new water source for the community.

June 25, 2019: 4 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 4 new Healthy Homes in Tukundane! 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 21, 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 30, 2019: 5 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 5 new Healthy Homes in Tukundane! 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 10, 2019: Water Committee formed

Good news! Tukundane has selected water committee members to manage the new village water source.

Forming a water committee is a key step toward establishing a safe water source in a village. Committees are made up of local men and women who manage the well and collect fees, ensuring the community’s investment lasts for generations to come.

March 08, 2019: 5 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 5 new Healthy Homes in Tukundane! 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.

January 14, 2019: 2 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 2 new Healthy Homes in Tukundane! 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.

October 15, 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

Plan

Tukundane is in a very remote region of Uganda

View Interactive Map

This village is on its way to becoming a Healthy Village. The process takes approximately 24 months from start to finish. You can follow along with the progress below.

Here’s the Plan for Tukundane:

Pro-Tip! If the timeline is blue, that means Tukundane has reached this milestone! If it's gray, they are working towards that step next.

ready

Project Ready

Villages are carefully selected by Lifewater staff and wait for program work to begin in their area.

CLTS

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.

clts
healthy-homes-registered

Healthy Homes Registered

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.

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.

odf
wc_schoolmc_formed

Water Committee Selected

Tukundane has selected water committee members to manage the safe village water source. Forming a water committee is a key step toward establishing a safe water source in a village. Committees are made up of local men and women who manage the well and collect fees, ensuring the community’s investment lasts for generations to come.

Construction Started

Work is officially underway to build a new water source for Tukundane village. Our local teams are using technology appropriate to the region and geography to ensure the new water source is sustainable.

construction_start
construction_complete

Village Has Safe Water Source

The new safe water source is now complete!

Clean, safe water transforms a village. Everyone gathers to celebrate, thanking God for the miracle in their community. 

Healthy Village

Great news! Tukundane is now a certified Healthy Village. That means the safe water source is complete and more than 90% of the community’s homes are healthy. That is a new future for 260 children and families.

healthy_village_achieved