Kaliro, Uganda

Helping underserved rural families in eastern Uganda

Families in this rural district subsist on their small farms and local trade. Chronic illness from preventable water-borne diseases deeply hurts their health, education, and productivity. While other areas of Uganda have experienced a lot of outside investment, the people of Kaliro are ready to help themselves gain access to water, sanitation, and hygiene.

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Program Goal:


People Served:

30000

Healthy Homes:

3500

Water Projects:

60

School Latrines:

24

PROGRESS AS OF MARCH 24, 2017:


People Served:

21995

Healthy Homes:

1566

Water Projects:

0

School Latrines:

0

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Program Milestones:


Field Office Launch

The Kaliro field office launched in March 2016.
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Baseline Survey

The baseline survey was completed in May 2016.
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Healthy Homes

The first healthy homes were certified in July 2016.
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Water Points

Construction begins when water committees are trained and operational.
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Healthy Communities

Almost every home is healthy and safe sustainable water is available to the community.

Program Completion

The Kaliro program is scheduled to be completed in 2018.

1,566 healthy homes and counting.

Every family learns to store water safely, build and use its own latrine, handwashing station, and drying rack, and earns an official “Healthy Home” certificate. Each one is a reason to celebrate.

3 Hours

3 hours is the average amount of time spent in some Kaliro communities journeying for water.

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Only 3%

Only 3% of the population has access to a safe and dignifying latrine.

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12%

of the homes have a handwashing facility with soap and water.

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Meet The Team

Lifewater field staff work with persistence, humility, and courage to walk alongside each family in the project area with the knowledge and encouragement they need to help themselves.

Alex Mbaguta

Uganda Country Director

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Alex Mbaguta

Uganda Country Director

Kaliro, Uganda, Senior Staff

Alex Muhumuza Mbaguta provides leadership and oversees overall operations of Lifewater programs in Uganda. He has extensive experience spanning over 15 years working for several international and national NGOs. Before joining Lifewater, Alex directed and managed WASH programs for other organizations, including Uganda Water and Sanitation NGO Network (UWASNET), a national umbrella network of over 200 WASH NGOs in the Ugandan WASH Sector. Alex holds a Masters Degree in Development Studies from DSC, Dublin, Ireland, and an M.A in Public Administration and Management from Makerere University, and a B.A. in Social Sciences from Makerere University.

Peter Batambuze

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Loy Mwanjuzi

Regional Program Manager, Kaliro, Uganda

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Loy Mwanjuzi

Regional Program Manager, Kaliro, Uganda

Kaliro, Uganda

Loy Mwanjuzi is Lifewater’s Regional Program Manager for the Kaliro, Uganda Field Office. Loy has over 10 years of experience leading and managing rural WASH and community development programs in Uganda. After receiving her Bachelor of Arts with Education from the Makerere University in Kampala, Loy went on to receive post-graduate diplomas in Monitoring and Evaluation from Uganda Management Institute, Project Planning and Management from Busoga University, and Human Resource Management from Uganda Management Institute. Loy is passionate about respectfully walking alongside vulnerable communities to realize the gifts, talents, and resources God has given them to become healthy and thrive.

Irene Abelo

Accounts Assistant

Persis Nabirye

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Paul Gabula

Driver and Logistics Assistant

Brian Oketha

WASH Technician

Louis Kasadha

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Catherine Apio

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Grace Orishaba

Sanitation and Hygiene Coordinator

“See? If I can build my own latrine, you do not need to wait for more money to do the things that will keep your family healthy!”


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