Give Clean Water to Tuhumwire Village

Give Clean Water to Tuhumwire Village

Uganda, Africa

Population: 288 people (62 families)

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“My child sometimes misses school for an entire week due to water-related diseases.” - Hope, mother of four

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Life in Tuhumwire: Hope’s Story

In Uganda, doctors prioritize treatment based on who can afford their services. Families like Hope’s—who battle extreme poverty and frequent illness—are often unable to receive medical services quickly. Years ago, Hope’s 1-year-old child died because her family could not pay.

In Tuhumwire village, Hope, her husband, and their four children farm corn, beans, and sweet potatoes. They gather their water from a nearby swamp each day at 6 a.m.

“Cattle and other animals drink water from there; taxi operators wash their motorcycles there,” she said. “People step inside to fetch it. It is very unsafe for consumption… but it’s our only water source.”

Children suffer stomachaches, dehydration, and malnutrition from the unsanitary environment and contaminated water. Parents worry for their children’s futures.

“My child sometimes misses school for an entire week due to water-related diseases,” Hope said. “Missing all those school days inevitably makes her academic future uncertain and, with it, any chance of breaking through the cycle we live in.”

Hope is still mourning the death of her young. Since then, she has put all her energy into keeping the ones she has alive and, hopefully, educated.

“The water situation is our biggest problem now, but having safe water would mean we are healthy enough to work hard, save, and take our children to school,” she said.

You can help Hope’s family and all of Tuhumwire 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. Local Lifewater staff will work house by house to teach healthy habits and share the love of Christ.

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 Tuhumwire village today.

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April 23, 2019: 2 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 2 new Healthy Homes in Tuhumwire! 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.

April 09, 2019: 2 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 2 new Healthy Homes in Tuhumwire! 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.

October 31, 2018: 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.

September 2018: Project Ready
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Life in Tuhumwire: Hope’s Story

In Uganda, doctors prioritize treatment based on who can afford their services. Families like Hope’s—who battle extreme poverty and frequent illness—are often unable to receive medical services quickly. Years ago, Hope’s 1-year-old child died because her family could not pay.

In Tuhumwire village, Hope, her husband, and their four children farm corn, beans, and sweet potatoes. They gather their water from a nearby swamp each day at 6 a.m.

“Cattle and other animals drink water from there; taxi operators wash their motorcycles there,” she said. “People step inside to fetch it. It is very unsafe for consumption… but it’s our only water source.”

Children suffer stomachaches, dehydration, and malnutrition from the unsanitary environment and contaminated water. Parents worry for their children’s futures.

“My child sometimes misses school for an entire week due to water-related diseases,” Hope said. “Missing all those school days inevitably makes her academic future uncertain and, with it, any chance of breaking through the cycle we live in.”

Hope is still mourning the death of her young. Since then, she has put all her energy into keeping the ones she has alive and, hopefully, educated.

“The water situation is our biggest problem now, but having safe water would mean we are healthy enough to work hard, save, and take our children to school,” she said.

You can help Hope’s family and all of Tuhumwire 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. Local Lifewater staff will work house by house to teach healthy habits and share the love of Christ.

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 Tuhumwire village today.

Read More
April 23, 2019: 2 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 2 new Healthy Homes in Tuhumwire! 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.

April 09, 2019: 2 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 2 new Healthy Homes in Tuhumwire! 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.

October 31, 2018: 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.

September 2018: Project Ready
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When you follow or donate to this
water project, you'll receive:

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    Updates from the field

  • Progress

    Progress in the village

  • Completion

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Project Milestones

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    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

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    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.

Lawrance

Mukidi

Jr. WASH Technician

Calvin

Babyenda

Accounts Assistant

Grace

Orishaba

Area Program Manager, Kaliro, Uganda

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Sprinter

Mukebezi

WASH Technician

David

Mugoya

Driver & Logistics Assistant

Catherine

Namusisi

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Emmanual

Kasajja

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Doreen

Nakacwa

Office Assistant

Nicholas

Agaba

Sanitation and Hygiene Coordinator

Paul

Gabula

Driver and Logistics Assistant

Catherine

Apio

Area Program Manager, Mayuge, Uganda

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Joyce

Sabano

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Joan

Kawala

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Tabisa

Nasirumbi

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Joseph

Kagezi

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Vincent

Amaza

WASH Technician

David

Azoora

Area Program Manager

Yesu

Afaayo

Accounts Assistant

Thomas

Kawuzi

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Martha

Atukwase

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Rose

Apolot

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Fred

Batuli

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Charles

Emegu

Junior WASH Technician

Peninah

Natukunda

Accounts Assistant

Joseph

Balikowa

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Jenipher

Nankya

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Peter

Batambuze

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Mercy

Agaba

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Juliet

Mugoya

Cashier

Vincent

Amaza

WASH Technician

Lucy

Asimo

Cashier

Persis

Nabirye

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Xavier

Mbonye

Procurement and Logistics Officer

Dorothy

Kwasherura

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Alex

Mbaguta, MA

Uganda Country Director

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Philemon

Mubiru

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Deo

Kanyankole

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Judith

Mpumwire

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Margaret

Mbabazi

Cashier

Ackline

Ainembabazi

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

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