Give Clean Water to Kisawe Village

Give Clean Water to Kisawe Village

Uganda, Africa

Population: 270 people (45 families)

Project funded

“Health, wealth, and education… without access to safe water, none of these can be realized.” - Hadjia, mother of five

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Life in Kisawe: Hadija’s Story

The pond in Kisawe village is the only thing keeping Hadija’s family alive. At the same time, it is the source of most illness in the community.

Hadija and her husband, Hamza, live in Kisawe village with their five children. They grow sweet potatoes, corn, and millet, and each day, they make two trips to the pond over an hour from their home.

“Health, wealth, and education… without access to safe water, none of these can be realized,” Hadjia said. “Water is life, and without it, there is a degree of death that occurs, including death of dreams for meaningful progress.”

Hadija’s family is suffering without safe water.

“Our hopes and dreams are tied to safe water access,” her husband, Hamza, said. “The amount of time we spend fetching water and the money invested in treating water-related diseases could be spent taking better care of our families.”

According to Hamza, they are sick always, and their dreams are on hold

“As parents, we hope our children can have a better life than we did,” he said. “You feel you have failed if you can’t give your children a proper head start in life; it haunts us.”

Two to three times a month, the family must travel to the health center to seek treatment. Hadija and her husband are a loving couple, proud of their hard work, and respected leaders in the community.

“How do we express to you the hardships we face without getting emotional?” Hamza asked. “Are you going to get us water? If you are, then we pray you will realize you’ve engaged in generational investment.”

“God will bless you,” he added.

You can help Hadija’s family and others in Kisawe 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 Kisawe village today.

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September 02, 2019: Construction started

Work is officially underway to build a safe water source for Kisawe. Our local teams are using technology appropriate to the region and geography to ensure the new water source is sustainable.

July 4, 2019: Water Committee formed

Good news! Kisawe has selected water committee members to manage the new village water source.

Forming a water committee is a key step toward establishing a safe water source in a village. Committees are made up of local men and women who manage the well and collect fees, ensuring the community’s investment lasts for generations to come.

June 28, 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 11, 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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Life in Kisawe: Hadija’s Story

The pond in Kisawe village is the only thing keeping Hadija’s family alive. At the same time, it is the source of most illness in the community.

Hadija and her husband, Hamza, live in Kisawe village with their five children. They grow sweet potatoes, corn, and millet, and each day, they make two trips to the pond over an hour from their home.

“Health, wealth, and education… without access to safe water, none of these can be realized,” Hadjia said. “Water is life, and without it, there is a degree of death that occurs, including death of dreams for meaningful progress.”

Hadija’s family is suffering without safe water.

“Our hopes and dreams are tied to safe water access,” her husband, Hamza, said. “The amount of time we spend fetching water and the money invested in treating water-related diseases could be spent taking better care of our families.”

According to Hamza, they are sick always, and their dreams are on hold

“As parents, we hope our children can have a better life than we did,” he said. “You feel you have failed if you can’t give your children a proper head start in life; it haunts us.”

Two to three times a month, the family must travel to the health center to seek treatment. Hadija and her husband are a loving couple, proud of their hard work, and respected leaders in the community.

“How do we express to you the hardships we face without getting emotional?” Hamza asked. “Are you going to get us water? If you are, then we pray you will realize you’ve engaged in generational investment.”

“God will bless you,” he added.

You can help Hadija’s family and others in Kisawe 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 Kisawe village today.

Read More
September 02, 2019: Construction started

Work is officially underway to build a safe water source for Kisawe. Our local teams are using technology appropriate to the region and geography to ensure the new water source is sustainable.

July 4, 2019: Water Committee formed

Good news! Kisawe has selected water committee members to manage the new village water source.

Forming a water committee is a key step toward establishing a safe water source in a village. Committees are made up of local men and women who manage the well and collect fees, ensuring the community’s investment lasts for generations to come.

June 28, 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 11, 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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When you follow or donate to this
water project, you'll receive:

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  • Progress

    Progress in the village

  • Completion

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Meet the Team

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

David

Mugoya

Driver & Logistics Assistant

Peninah

Natukunda

Finance and Administration Manager

Lawrance

Mukidi

Jr. WASH Technician

Ballam

Oyugi

Director of Program Operations

Gaitano

Okumu

Church Mobilizer

Joseph

Balikowa

Sr. Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Judith

Mpumwire

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Sprinter

Mukebezi

WASH Technician

Catherine

Namusisi

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Francis

Aguma

Jr. WASH Technician

Margaret

Mbabazi

Cashier

Irene

Mbasalaki

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Emmanual

Kasajja

Sanitation and Hygiene Coordinator

Joseph

Kagezi

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Julious

Awelo

Jr. WASH Technician

Grace

Orishaba

Area Program Manager, Kaliro, Uganda

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Martha

Atukwase

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Deo

Kanyankole

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Eric

Massa

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Catherine

Apio

Area Program Manager, Mayuge, Uganda

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Joan

Kawala

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Rose

Apolot

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Jude

Ouga

Jr. WASH Technician

Paul

Gabula

Driver and Logistics Assistant

Lucy

Asimo

Accounts Assistant

Tabisa

Nasirumbi

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Juliet

Mugoya

Cashier

Erinest

Waswa

Church Mobilizer

Joyce

Sabano

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Peter

Batambuze

Sr. Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Calvin

Babyenda

Accounts Assistant

Suzan

Katebalirwe

Human Resource Manager

Persis

Nabirye

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Vincent

Amaza

WASH Technician

David

Azoora

Area Program Manager, Kakumiro

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Ackline

Ainembabazi

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Santos

Ocaya

Jr. WASH Technician

Xavier

Mbonye

Procurement and Logistics Officer

Samuel

Okello

Church Mobilizer

Alex

Mbaguta, MA

Uganda Country Director

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Mercy

Agaba

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

John Mary

Kasangaki

Driver

Jenipher

Nankya

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Ritah

Katongole

Accounts Assistant

Philemon

Mubiru

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Nicholas

Agaba

Sanitation and Hygiene Coordinator

Sylvester

Bwoye

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Tom

Owiny

WASH Technician

Sanyu

Nansubuga

Accounts Assistant

Dorothy

Kwasherura

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Bridget

Naikesa

Cashier

Thomas

Kawuzi

Sanitation and Hygiene Coordinator

Fred

Batuli

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

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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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