Give Clean Water to Kisawe Village

Give Clean Water to Kisawe Village

Uganda, Africa

Population: 270 people (45 families)

What is an Urgent Need?
Urgent needs are projects scheduled to begin construction within 90 days. Projects that do not receive full donor support will be completed using limited general funds.

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“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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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
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

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.

Joseph

Balikowa

Sr. Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Rose

Apolot

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Ackline

Ainembabazi

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Sylvester

Bwoye

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Catherine

Namusisi

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Philemon

Mubiru

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Jenipher

Nankya

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Xavier

Mbonye

Procurement and Logistics Officer

Jude

Ouga

Jr. WASH Technician

Sprinter

Mukebezi

WASH Technician

Alex

Mbaguta, MA

Uganda Country Director

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Deo

Kanyankole

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Tom

Owiny

WASH Technician

Juliet

Mugoya

Cashier

Peter

Batambuze

Sr. Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Mercy

Agaba

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Fred

Batuli

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Calvin

Babyenda

Accounts Assistant

Erinest

Waswa

Church Mobilizer

David

Azoora

Area Program Manager, Kakumiro

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Sanyu

Nansubuga

Accounts Assistant

Ballam

Oyugi

Director of Program Operations

Julious

Awelo

Jr. WASH Technician

Margaret

Mbabazi

Cashier

Samuel

Okello

Church Mobilizer

Peninah

Natukunda

Finance and Administration Manager

Lucy

Asimo

Accounts Assistant

Nicholas

Agaba

Sanitation and Hygiene Coordinator

Persis

Nabirye

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Lawrance

Mukidi

Jr. WASH Technician

Joan

Kawala

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Joyce

Sabano

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Paul

Gabula

Driver and Logistics Assistant

Eric

Massa

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Thomas

Kawuzi

Sanitation and Hygiene Coordinator

David

Mugoya

Driver & Logistics Assistant

Dorothy

Kwasherura

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Grace

Orishaba

Area Program Manager, Kaliro, Uganda

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Vincent

Amaza

WASH Technician

Bridget

Naikesa

Cashier

Emmanual

Kasajja

Sanitation and Hygiene Coordinator

Catherine

Apio

Area Program Manager, Mayuge, Uganda

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Irene

Mbasalaki

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

John Mary

Kasangaki

Driver

Tabisa

Nasirumbi

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Joseph

Kagezi

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Judith

Mpumwire

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Suzan

Katebalirwe

Human Resource Manager

Martha

Atukwase

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Francis

Aguma

Jr. WASH Technician

Gaitano

Okumu

Church Mobilizer

Santos

Ocaya

Jr. WASH Technician

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