Give Clean Water to Tukundane Village

Clean Water for Tukundane Village

Uganda, Africa

Population: 260 people (50 families)

Project funded

“Access to safe water would go a long way in helping change many things here.” - Bonaventure, father of 10

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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.

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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
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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 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.

Read More
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
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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

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  • 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.

Alex

Mbaguta, MA

Uganda Country Director

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Rose

Apolot

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Peter

Batambuze

Sr. Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Catherine

Namusisi

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Ballam

Oyugi

Director of Program Operations

Irene

Mbasalaki

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Sprinter

Mukebezi

WASH Technician

Judith

Mpumwire

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Juliet

Mugoya

Cashier

Paul

Gabula

Driver and Logistics Assistant

Mercy

Agaba

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Thomas

Kawuzi

Sanitation and Hygiene Coordinator

Gaitano

Okumu

Church Mobilizer

Santos

Ocaya

Jr. WASH Technician

Joseph

Balikowa

Sr. Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Deo

Kanyankole

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Jude

Ouga

Jr. WASH Technician

Vincent

Amaza

WASH Technician

Nicholas

Agaba

Sanitation and Hygiene Coordinator

Suzan

Katebalirwe

Human Resource Manager

Julious

Awelo

Jr. WASH Technician

Eric

Massa

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Joseph

Kagezi

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Peninah

Natukunda

Finance and Administration Manager

Dorothy

Kwasherura

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

David

Mugoya

Driver & Logistics Assistant

Joan

Kawala

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Persis

Nabirye

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Martha

Atukwase

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Samuel

Okello

Church Mobilizer

David

Azoora

Area Program Manager, Kakumiro

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Calvin

Babyenda

Accounts Assistant

Lucy

Asimo

Accounts Assistant

Philemon

Mubiru

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Bridget

Naikesa

Cashier

Francis

Aguma

Jr. WASH Technician

Emmanual

Kasajja

Sanitation and Hygiene Coordinator

Tom

Owiny

WASH Technician

Jenipher

Nankya

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Sanyu

Nansubuga

Accounts Assistant

Ackline

Ainembabazi

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Joyce

Sabano

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Tabisa

Nasirumbi

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Margaret

Mbabazi

Cashier

Xavier

Mbonye

Procurement and Logistics Officer

Lawrance

Mukidi

Jr. WASH Technician

Catherine

Apio

Area Program Manager, Mayuge, Uganda

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John Mary

Kasangaki

Driver

Erinest

Waswa

Church Mobilizer

Sylvester

Bwoye

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Grace

Orishaba

Area Program Manager, Kaliro, Uganda

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Fred

Batuli

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

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