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.Download Project Profile
PROGRESS AS OF MARCH 24, 2017:
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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 is the average amount of time spent in some Kaliro communities journeying for water.
Only 3% of the population has access to a safe and dignifying latrine.
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.
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.Connect on LinkedIn
Regional Program Manager, 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.
“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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