Give Clean Water to Kaato Village

Give Clean Water to Kaato Village

Uganda, Africa

Population: 163 people (30 families)

Why 100% Sponsorship?
A select number of village water projects are reserved for single sponsorship (one donor or donor group). Ideal for churches, businesses, or families looking to partner with an entire village!

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The overcrowding at Kaato village’s well is leading to missed school days and missed work hours for everyone who depends on the water.

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Life in Kaato: Irene’s Story

When Irene first stepped foot on Kaato village, she had a newborn in her arms and little hope for the future. The community was drinking from a disease-ridden pond, and the new mother filled her container there each morning.

But in 1997, Kaato village erupted in dancing and singing. The new well was being constructed by another charity. Many years and seven children later, Irene and her husband see that the well has taken on more people than it can handle.

“It is overcrowded, so some people still use unsafe water,” she said.

Others come from far and wide, riding bicycles and toting plastic containers, to get a drink from the well. But when they arrive, they find themselves waiting in long lines.

Children miss school and parents miss work.

Irene’s village has learned from other communities, and they are already practicing some of the health and sanitation lessons in Lifewater’s curriculum. Still, they are in need of health improvements.

Since the 1997 well was constructed, Irene and her husband were able to raise healthy children, and her eldest son is now an electrical engineer.

“My younger children now have someone to emulate!” she said. “I will have a doctor among them.”

But with the overcrowding at their old water point, life is becoming increasingly difficult, and she worries for the future of her younger children.

Irene has already assigned each of her children a future career, and she has great hope that with safe water, health, and the ability to work and save money, she can send them all to school.

You can help Irene’s family and others in Kaato village today. Your gift will provide health training for each household, plus a new, safe water source near their village.

Lasting change means more than just building a well. Compelled by the love of Christ, local Lifewater staff work house by house to teach families healthy habits that will impact generations to come.

Here’s what happens when you sponsor a village water project through Lifewater:

Partner with a village. Your gift kickstarts a community water project.
Teach healthy habits. Small changes make a big impact on family health.
Build a well. The village contributes up to 15% for construction.
Measure impact. Local staff track success and provide support.
Engage the church. We equip local churches to love their community.

Sponsor Kaato village today.

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July 10, 2019: Village Certified ODF

When each household builds and uses their own functioning restroom, a community earns an “Open Defecation Free” (ODF) certification. Each country has their own processes and celebration for ODF villages, and it’s a huge accomplishment towards improved health for everyone.

February 18, 2019: CLTS Complete

In Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS), each village goes through exercises that reveal how their current practices are making them sick, such as identifying all the places where feces are contaminating their environment. This important step equips communities to be knowledgeable about their health and willing to make changes.

February 2019: Project Ready
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    Updates from the field

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    Progress in the village

  • Completion

    Completion reports

$8,150 Goal

This project is available for single sponsorship. Fund the entire village today.

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Latest Project News

Life in Kaato: Irene’s Story

When Irene first stepped foot on Kaato village, she had a newborn in her arms and little hope for the future. The community was drinking from a disease-ridden pond, and the new mother filled her container there each morning.

But in 1997, Kaato village erupted in dancing and singing. The new well was being constructed by another charity. Many years and seven children later, Irene and her husband see that the well has taken on more people than it can handle.

“It is overcrowded, so some people still use unsafe water,” she said.

Others come from far and wide, riding bicycles and toting plastic containers, to get a drink from the well. But when they arrive, they find themselves waiting in long lines.

Children miss school and parents miss work.

Irene’s village has learned from other communities, and they are already practicing some of the health and sanitation lessons in Lifewater’s curriculum. Still, they are in need of health improvements.

Since the 1997 well was constructed, Irene and her husband were able to raise healthy children, and her eldest son is now an electrical engineer.

“My younger children now have someone to emulate!” she said. “I will have a doctor among them.”

But with the overcrowding at their old water point, life is becoming increasingly difficult, and she worries for the future of her younger children.

Irene has already assigned each of her children a future career, and she has great hope that with safe water, health, and the ability to work and save money, she can send them all to school.

You can help Irene’s family and others in Kaato village today. Your gift will provide health training for each household, plus a new, safe water source near their village.

Lasting change means more than just building a well. Compelled by the love of Christ, local Lifewater staff work house by house to teach families healthy habits that will impact generations to come.

Here’s what happens when you sponsor a village water project through Lifewater:

Partner with a village. Your gift kickstarts a community water project.
Teach healthy habits. Small changes make a big impact on family health.
Build a well. The village contributes up to 15% for construction.
Measure impact. Local staff track success and provide support.
Engage the church. We equip local churches to love their community.

Sponsor Kaato village today.

Read More
July 10, 2019: Village Certified ODF

When each household builds and uses their own functioning restroom, a community earns an “Open Defecation Free” (ODF) certification. Each country has their own processes and celebration for ODF villages, and it’s a huge accomplishment towards improved health for everyone.

February 18, 2019: CLTS Complete

In Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS), each village goes through exercises that reveal how their current practices are making them sick, such as identifying all the places where feces are contaminating their environment. This important step equips communities to be knowledgeable about their health and willing to make changes.

February 2019: Project Ready
Read More

When you follow or donate to this
water project, you'll receive:

  • Updates

    Updates from the field

  • Progress

    Progress in the village

  • Completion

    Completion reports

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Project Milestones

  • Project Ready

    Project Ready

  • Water Committee Formed

    Water Committee Formed

  • Community Prerequisites Met

    Community Prerequisites Met

  • Construction Started

    Construction Started

  • Village Has Safe Water Source

    Village Has Safe Water Source

  • Healthy Village

    Healthy Village

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Meet the Team

Lifewater field staff walk alongside each family in all our program regions with persistence, humility, and courage.

Joan

Kawala

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Paul

Gabula

Driver and Logistics Assistant

Francis

Aguma

Jr. WASH Technician

Joyce

Sabano

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Ballam

Oyugi

Director of Program Operations

Santos

Ocaya

Jr. WASH Technician

Sanyu

Nansubuga

Accounts Assistant

Jude

Ouga

Jr. WASH Technician

Judith

Mpumwire

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

David

Mugoya

Driver & Logistics Assistant

Bridget

Naikesa

Cashier

Tabisa

Nasirumbi

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Mercy

Agaba

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Xavier

Mbonye

Procurement and Logistics Officer

Ritah

Katongole

Accounts Assistant

Grace

Orishaba

Area Program Manager, Kaliro, Uganda

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Fred

Batuli

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Deo

Kanyankole

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

John Mary

Kasangaki

Driver

Sylvester

Bwoye

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Calvin

Babyenda

Accounts Assistant

Rose

Apolot

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Margaret

Mbabazi

Cashier

Lucy

Asimo

Accounts Assistant

Dorothy

Kwasherura

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Suzan

Katebalirwe

Human Resource Manager

Ackline

Ainembabazi

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Thomas

Kawuzi

Sanitation and Hygiene Coordinator

Peter

Batambuze

Sr. Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Eric

Massa

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Sprinter

Mukebezi

WASH Technician

Catherine

Namusisi

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Joseph

Kagezi

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Vincent

Amaza

WASH Technician

Peninah

Natukunda

Finance and Administration Manager

Erinest

Waswa

Church Mobilizer

Jenipher

Nankya

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Julious

Awelo

Jr. WASH Technician

Nicholas

Agaba

Sanitation and Hygiene Coordinator

Alex

Mbaguta, MA

Uganda Country Director

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David

Azoora

Area Program Manager, Kakumiro

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Lawrance

Mukidi

Jr. WASH Technician

Irene

Mbasalaki

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Samuel

Okello

Church Mobilizer

Juliet

Mugoya

Cashier

Joseph

Balikowa

Sr. Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Philemon

Mubiru

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Emmanual

Kasajja

Sanitation and Hygiene Coordinator

Persis

Nabirye

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Martha

Atukwase

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Catherine

Apio

Area Program Manager, Mayuge, Uganda

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Gaitano

Okumu

Church Mobilizer

Tom

Owiny

WASH Technician

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Your donation is restricted for use within the program region for which the water project is located. Project cost estimates are established from program averages across all Lifewater programs and are based on the population size of the village. Community contributions are included in the program costs but not in the program funding goals. Real-time results are provided from the actual project sponsored. Occasionally Lifewater will receive more contributions for a given project than can be wisely applied to that project. When that happens, we use these funds to meet a similar pressing need in the same program region.

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