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 APRIL 11, 2018:


People Served:

18465

Healthy Homes:

4224

Water Projects:

58

School Latrines:

10

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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.

Water Points

The first water point was constructed in January 2017.
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Healthy Communities

The first healthy community was certified in February 2017.

Program Completion

The Kaliro program is scheduled to be completed in 2018.

Latest Water Points Completed:
Date:

March 20, 2018

Type:

Rain Tank

# People Served:

598

Location Type:

School

Location:

Bulumba Rural | Nkonte PS

New Water Point:
Previous Source:
Date:

March 20, 2018

Type:

Rehab Rain Tank

# People Served:

598

Location Type:

School

Location:

Bulumba Rural | Nkonte PS

New Water Point:
Previous Source:
Date:

March 20, 2018

Type:

Rain Tank

# People Served:

824

Location Type:

School

Location:

Nansololo | Bulike | Bulike PS

New Water Point:
Previous Source:
Date:

March 20, 2018

Type:

Rain Tank

# People Served:

824

Location Type:

School

Location:

Nansololo | Bulike | Bulike PS

New Water Point:
Previous Source:
Date:

March 20, 2018

Type:

Rain Tank

# People Served:

919

Location Type:

School

Location:

Bulumba Town | Bulumba PS

New Water Point:
Previous Source:
Date:

March 20, 2018

Type:

Rain Tank

# People Served:

919

Location Type:

School

Location:

Bulumba Town | Bulumba PS

New Water Point:
Previous Source:
Date:

February 7, 2018

Type:

Rehabilitated Borehole

# People Served:

327

Location Type:

Village

Location:

Nakibungulya

New Water Point:
Previous Source:
Date:

January 29, 2018

Type:

Rehabilitated Borehole

# People Served:

485

Location Type:

Village

Location:

Nawaikoke TC

New Water Point:
Previous Source:
Date:

January 27, 2018

Type:

Rehabilitated Borehole

# People Served:

528

Location Type:

Village

Location:

Nawaikoke TC

New Water Point:
Previous Source:
Date:

January 27, 2018

Type:

Rehabilitated Borehole

# People Served:

485

Location Type:

Village

Location:

Kiyunga | Bukyesa

New Water Point:
Previous Source:
Date:

January 26, 2018

Type:

Rehabilitated Borehole

# People Served:

325

Location Type:

Village

Location:

Nawaikoke | Bujaku

New Water Point:
Previous Source:
Date:

January 26, 2018

Type:

Rehabilitated Borehole

# People Served:

410

Location Type:

Village

Location:

Namuzigo

New Water Point:
Previous Source:
Date:

January 25, 2018

Type:

Rehabilitated Borehole

# People Served:

396

Location Type:

Village

Location:

Nawaikoke | Bugwabi

New Water Point:
Previous Source:
Date:

January 25, 2018

Type:

Rehabilitated Borehole

# People Served:

380

Location Type:

Village

Location:

Nawaikoke | Bugwabi

New Water Point:
Previous Source:
Date:

January 24, 2018

Type:

Rehabilitated Borehole

# People Served:

392

Location Type:

Village

Location:

Walyabira

New Water Point:
Previous Source:
Date:

January 23, 2018

Type:

Rehabilitated Borehole

# People Served:

540

Location Type:

Village

Location:

Nawaikoke TC

New Water Point:
Previous Source:
Date:

October 17, 2017

Type:

Rehabilitated Borehole

# People Served:

239

Location Type:

Village

Location:

Bukulabone

New Water Point:
Previous Source:
Date:

October 17, 2017

Type:

Rehabilitated Borehole

# People Served:

400

Location Type:

Village

Location:

Budomero | Bulejju

New Water Point:
Previous Source:
Date:

October 17, 2017

Type:

Rehabilitated Borehole

# People Served:

540

Location Type:

Village

Location:

Nabitende | Bugada

New Water Point:
Previous Source:
Date:

October 9, 2017

Type:

Rehabilitated Borehole

# People Served:

500

Location Type:

Village

Location:

Namakunyu

New Water Point:
Previous Source:
Date:

October 9, 2017

Type:

Rehabilitated Borehole

# People Served:

500

Location Type:

Village

Location:

Nakibungulya

New Water Point:
Previous Source:
Date:

October 9, 2017

Type:

Rehabilitated Borehole

# People Served:

400

Location Type:

Village

Location:

Mulasi

New Water Point:
Previous Source:
Date:

October 9, 2017

Type:

Rehabilitated Borehole

# People Served:

300

Location Type:

Village

Location:

Butandola

New Water Point:
Previous Source:
Date:

October 9, 2017

Type:

Rehabilitated Borehole

# People Served:

280

Location Type:

Village

Location:

Bukulabone

New Water Point:
Previous Source:
Date:

October 9, 2017

Type:

Rehabilitated Borehole

# People Served:

507

Location Type:

Village

Location:

Bukumbi

New Water Point:
Previous Source:
Date:

October 9, 2017

Type:

Rehabilitated Borehole

# People Served:

429

Location Type:

Village

Location:

Namavundu

New Water Point:
Previous Source:
Date:

October 9, 2017

Type:

Rehabilitated Borehole

# People Served:

300

Location Type:

Village

Location:

Buseleka

New Water Point:
Previous Source:
Date:

October 9, 2017

Type:

Rehabilitated Borehole

# People Served:

400

Location Type:

Village

Location:

Namuzigo

New Water Point:
Previous Source:
Date:

September 20, 2017

Type:

Borehole

# People Served:

993

Location Type:

School

Location:

Nawaikoke | Nawakioke Mixed PS

New Water Point:
Previous Source:
Date:

September 20, 2017

Type:

Borehole

# People Served:

450

Location Type:

Village

Location:

Kiyunga | Nakibungulya

New Water Point:
Previous Source:
Date:

September 20, 2017

Type:

Borehole

# People Served:

401

Location Type:

Village

Location:

Budomero | Kiyunga | Namuzigo

New Water Point:
Previous Source:
Date:

September 20, 2017

Type:

Borehole

# People Served:

350

Location Type:

Village

Location:

Budomero | Kiyunga | Buseleka

New Water Point:
Previous Source:
Date:

September 20, 2017

Type:

Borehole

# People Served:

600

Location Type:

Village

Location:

Nawaikoke | Nawaikoke | Bukunya

New Water Point:
Previous Source:
Date:

September 20, 2017

Type:

Borehole

# People Served:

444

Location Type:

Village

Location:

Nawaikoke | Wamunsyono

New Water Point:
Previous Source:
Date:

September 20, 2017

Type:

Borehole

# People Served:

409

Location Type:

Village

Location:

Nawaikoke | Nawaikoke | Bugwabi

New Water Point:
Previous Source:
Date:

June 19, 2017

Type:

Rain Tank

# People Served:

322

Location Type:

School

Location:

Nabitende | Nabitende PS

New Water Point:
Previous Source:
Date:

June 19, 2017

Type:

Rain Tank

# People Served:

322

Location Type:

School

Location:

Nabitende | Nabitende PS

New Water Point:
Previous Source:
Date:

June 19, 2017

Type:

Rain Tank

# People Served:

491

Location Type:

School

Location:

Kiyunga | Busalamuka PS

New Water Point:
Previous Source:
Date:

June 19, 2017

Type:

Rain Tank

# People Served:

491

Location Type:

School

Location:

Kiyunga | Busalamuka PS

New Water Point:
Previous Source:
Date:

June 19, 2017

Type:

Rain Tank

# People Served:

491

Location Type:

School

Location:

Kiyunga | Busalamuka PS

New Water Point:
Previous Source:
Date:

March 14, 2017

Type:

Borehole

# People Served:

809

Location Type:

Village

Location:

Nawaikoke | Wamunsyono

New Water Point:
Previous Source:
Date:

March 18, 2017

Type:

Borehole

# People Served:

600

Location Type:

Village

Location:

Nawaikoke | Nawaikoke | Bukunya

New Water Point:
Previous Source:
Date:

March 18, 2017

Type:

Borehole

# People Served:

350

Location Type:

Village

Location:

Nawaikoke | Butandola

New Water Point:
Previous Source:
Date:

March 17, 2017

Type:

Borehole

# People Served:

477

Location Type:

Village

Location:

Nawaikoke | Walyabira

New Water Point:
Previous Source:
Date:

March 15, 2017

Type:

Borehole

# People Served:

355

Location Type:

Village

Location:

Kaliro | Nawaikoke | Bushia

New Water Point:
Previous Source:
Date:

March 13, 2017

Type:

Borehole

# People Served:

478

Location Type:

Village

Location:

Kaliro | Nawaikoke | Bujaku

New Water Point:
Previous Source:
Date:

March 13, 2017

Type:

Borehole

# People Served:

600

Location Type:

Village

Location:

Kaliro | Budomero | Bulejju

New Water Point:
Previous Source:
Date:

March 10, 2017

Type:

Borehole

# People Served:

523

Location Type:

Village

Location:

Budomero | Namuzigo

New Water Point:
Previous Source:
Date:

March 10, 2017

Type:

Borehole

# People Served:

538

Location Type:

Village

Location:

Kaliro | Budomero | Bukyesa

New Water Point:
Previous Source:
Date:

March 8, 2017

Type:

Borehole

# People Served:

567

Location Type:

Village

Location:

Budomero | Namakunyu

New Water Point:
Previous Source:
Date:

March 7, 2017

Type:

Borehole

# People Served:

501

Location Type:

Village

Location:

Budomero | Namavundu

New Water Point:
Previous Source:
Date:

March 6, 2017

Type:

Borehole

# People Served:

400

Location Type:

Village

Location:

Kaliro | Budomero | Kigoodo

New Water Point:
Previous Source:
Date:

March 6, 2017

Type:

Borehole

# People Served:

420

Location Type:

Village

Location:

Budomero | Nabitende | Nabukalu

New Water Point:
Previous Source:
Date:

January 13, 2017

Type:

Rain Tank

# People Served:

318

Location Type:

School

Location:

Nawaikoke | Mwangha Primary

New Water Point:
Previous Source:
Date:

January 13, 2017

Type:

Rain Tank

# People Served:

318

Location Type:

School

Location:

Nawaikoke | Mwangha Primary

New Water Point:
Previous Source:
Date:

January 6, 2017

Type:

Rain Tank

# People Served:

318

Location Type:

School

Location:

Nawaikoke | Mwangha Primary

New Water Point:
Previous Source:
Date:

January 11, 2017

Type:

Rain Tank

# People Served:

713

Location Type:

School

Location:

Budomero | Bwiite Primary School

New Water Point:
Previous Source:
Date:

January 11, 2017

Type:

Rain Tank

# People Served:

713

Location Type:

School

Location:

Budomero | Bwiite Primary School

New Water Point:
Previous Source:

4,224 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.

Lucy Asimo

Cashier

Peter Batambuze

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

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.

Louis Kasadha

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Catherine Apio

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Joan Kawala

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Emmanual Kasajja

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Irene Abelo

Finance and Admin Officer

Paul Gabula

Driver and Logistics Assistant

Charles Emegu

Junior WASH Technician

Thomas Kawuzi

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Brian Oketha

WASH Technician

Grace Orishaba

Regional Program Manager

Persis Nabirye

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

“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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