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.Download Project Profile
PROGRESS AS OF DECEMBER 12, 2017:
You can help us reach our goal in Mayuge. Will you join us?Give Water to Mayuge
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.
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..
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.
"With the water source near my home, I am very happy and sure it will change our lives."
Betty, Mother in UgandaRead More Stories