Nalu Muloki Village
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“The possibilities that come with safe water access are limitless.” - Annette, mother of 10

Village Water Project

Nalu Muloki, Uganda, Africa

GPS: 1.0562, 33.483

337 people

  • Story
  • Updates 3
  • Plan

Life in Nalu Muloki: Annette’s Story

When we met Annettein Nalu Muloki village, the sun was setting and the last of its light lit up the flowers that she had carefully arranged on the tables.

The gathered community looked to Annette, and she spoke with poise, eloquence, and the agreement of all around her as she shared about the water problem in the village.

Every morning at 6 a.m. and then three times afterwards, the Annette begins her 30-minute walk to the pond. Of course, drinking the pond water makes everyone badly ill.

Annette and her husband, John, have 10 children, and every child old enough to go to school has dropped out. Not only do waterborne illnesses make the children sick and unable to go to class, but they cannot afford tuition when they are spending their income on medication.

“Every human being desires to live in dignity and with pride in who they are, but there are circumstances that deny us,” she said. “Water access is our last hope of restoring that.”

With safe water, Annette said she would save money and time and start a retail store in her community.

“I can testify that we have never been as hopeful at any given time of our lives than we are now,” she said. “The possibilities that come with safe water access are limitless.”

Annette’s village is eager for the day when their children can go to school in good health and the community can be transformed.

You can help Annette’s family and others in Nalu Muloki 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 Nalu Muloki village today.

July 5, 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.

March 7, 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.

March 2019: Project Ready

Nalu Muloki is in a very remote region of Uganda

View Interactive Map

This village is on its way to becoming a Healthy Village. The process takes approximately 24 months from start to finish. You can follow along with the progress below.

Here’s the Plan for Nalu Muloki:

Pro-Tip! If the timeline is blue, that means Nalu Muloki has reached this milestone! If it's gray, they are working towards that step next.

ready

Project Ready

Villages are carefully selected by Lifewater staff and wait for program work to begin in their area.

CLTS

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.

clts
healthy-homes-registered

Healthy Homes Registered

A home is certified healthy when a family has adopted five healthy habits: washing hands with soap and water, storing and using water safely, building and using a bathroom with a roof and door, using a drying rack to keep dishes off the ground, and keeping the area around the home safe and clean.

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.

odf
wc_schoolmc_formed

Water Committee Selected

Nalu Muloki has selected water committee members to manage the safe 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.

Construction Started

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

construction_start
construction_complete

Village Has Safe Water Source

The new safe water source is now complete!

Clean, safe water transforms a village. Everyone gathers to celebrate, thanking God for the miracle in their community. 

Healthy Village

Great news! Nalu Muloki is now a certified Healthy Village. That means the safe water source is complete and more than 90% of the community’s homes are healthy. That is a new future for 337 children and families.

healthy_village_achieved

Story

Life in Nalu Muloki: Annette’s Story

When we met Annettein Nalu Muloki village, the sun was setting and the last of its light lit up the flowers that she had carefully arranged on the tables.

The gathered community looked to Annette, and she spoke with poise, eloquence, and the agreement of all around her as she shared about the water problem in the village.

Every morning at 6 a.m. and then three times afterwards, the Annette begins her 30-minute walk to the pond. Of course, drinking the pond water makes everyone badly ill.

Annette and her husband, John, have 10 children, and every child old enough to go to school has dropped out. Not only do waterborne illnesses make the children sick and unable to go to class, but they cannot afford tuition when they are spending their income on medication.

“Every human being desires to live in dignity and with pride in who they are, but there are circumstances that deny us,” she said. “Water access is our last hope of restoring that.”

With safe water, Annette said she would save money and time and start a retail store in her community.

“I can testify that we have never been as hopeful at any given time of our lives than we are now,” she said. “The possibilities that come with safe water access are limitless.”

Annette’s village is eager for the day when their children can go to school in good health and the community can be transformed.

You can help Annette’s family and others in Nalu Muloki 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 Nalu Muloki village today.

Updates

July 5, 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.

March 7, 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.

March 2019: Project Ready

Plan

Nalu Muloki is in a very remote region of Uganda

View Interactive Map

This village is on its way to becoming a Healthy Village. The process takes approximately 24 months from start to finish. You can follow along with the progress below.

Here’s the Plan for Nalu Muloki:

Pro-Tip! If the timeline is blue, that means Nalu Muloki has reached this milestone! If it's gray, they are working towards that step next.

ready

Project Ready

Villages are carefully selected by Lifewater staff and wait for program work to begin in their area.

CLTS

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.

clts
healthy-homes-registered

Healthy Homes Registered

A home is certified healthy when a family has adopted five healthy habits: washing hands with soap and water, storing and using water safely, building and using a bathroom with a roof and door, using a drying rack to keep dishes off the ground, and keeping the area around the home safe and clean.

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.

odf
wc_schoolmc_formed

Water Committee Selected

Nalu Muloki has selected water committee members to manage the safe 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.

Construction Started

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

construction_start
construction_complete

Village Has Safe Water Source

The new safe water source is now complete!

Clean, safe water transforms a village. Everyone gathers to celebrate, thanking God for the miracle in their community. 

Healthy Village

Great news! Nalu Muloki is now a certified Healthy Village. That means the safe water source is complete and more than 90% of the community’s homes are healthy. That is a new future for 337 children and families.

healthy_village_achieved