We build sustainable water wells in rural, poor Ugandan villages in an effort to provide clean, safe and convenient water while sharing the love of Jesus with those most vulnerable. Join our cause!
What is the impact of the water wells?
On average, each water well provides water for over 100-250 families...
This equates to about 700-1,750 people impacted!
Increased daily safe water consumption, keeping villagers hydrated.
Reduction in dangerous water-related diseases in 75% of households.
Greatly improved household and personal hygiene.
More time is spent on agriculture & farming, making harvests are much more plentiful.
This is very important because over 90% of the people in this area are dependent on subsistence agriculture!
Villagers now only have to walk less than a mile to collect water (versus 2-3 miles before).
Women and children are much safer from violent attacks and rape because of this reduced walking distance.
Where are the water wells?
Ugandan villages (in Eastern Africa) are selected based on their:
- Vulnerability - villages with women and children, disabled people and HIV/AIDS affected
- Needs - villages with a need for clean, safe and convenient water source
- Commitment - villages that will sustain the water wells at both household and community levels
How are the water wells safe & sustainable?
Safe : Water samples from each well are sent to a laboratory and tested to ensure it is safe for human consumption. Safe water highly reduces the risk of cholera, typhoid, parasites, diarrhea, skin and eye infections.
Sustainable : Each water well has a designated Water User Committee, consisting of both men and women from the village. They are trained on their roles and responsibilities, simple bookkeeping, sanitation and simple well repairs. The Water User Committee along with village leaders must be very supportive in the collection of operational and maintenance fees for long-term sustainable water well maintenance. Since village members are responsible for the water wells, a sense of ownership is instilled in them and the water wells are properly taken care of. We strongly believe in empowering communities to take control of their own water wells.