Mayuge, Uganda

Giving hope to poor families in eastern Uganda

Mayuge is a very poor region in eastern Uganda. The water sources are little more than muddy holes in the ground. Children are visibly ill, with distended bellies from water-borne diseases. But the people of Mayuge are strong, capable, and ready to do whatever it takes to bring safe water, sanitation and hygiene to their families.

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Program Goal:

People Served:


Healthy Homes:


Water Projects:


School Latrines:



People Served:


Healthy Homes:


Water Projects:


School Latrines:


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Program Milestones:

Field Office Launch

The Mayuge field office launched in June 2017.
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Baseline Survey

The baseline survey was completed in August 2017.
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Healthy Homes

The first healthy homes were certified in October 2017.

Water Points

Once healthy homes are established, water point construction will begin.

Healthy Communities

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

Program Completion

The Mayuge program is scheduled to be completed in 2019.

272 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.


average number of of the population that has access to a fully functional water source.

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2 hours

The average journey to collect safe water.

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1 in 5

children under the age of 5 in Mayuge has had diarrhea in the past week. Diarrhea is a leading cause of death for young children worldwide..

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of respondents believe God cares deeply about them and their families.

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 of households have a place to wash hands.

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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.

Joseph Balikowa

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

David Mugoya

Driver & Logistics Assistant

Dominic Lomongin

Sanitation & Hygiene Coordinator

Catherine Namusisi

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Joyce Sabano

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Bosco Rwakitega

Area Program Manager

Jenipher Nankya

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Peninah Natukunda

Accounts Assistant

Sprinter Mukebezi

WASH Technician

Vicent Amaza

Jr. WASH Technician

Joseph Kagezi

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

"With the water source near my home, I am very happy and sure it will change our lives."

Betty, Mother in Uganda

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