Kakumiro Mwitanzige receives Lifewater thanks to The Aall Foundation!

In January, our intrepid Lifewater Team was again in rural Western Uganda thanks to sponsorship from The Aall Foundation, this time at KAKUMIRO MWITANZIGE – an area which has contaminated water supplies. We have visited this area on two previous occasions, but there are many more people that need assistance to have clean drinking water.

DISTRIBUTION:

The distribution was held on 14th to 16th January 2020. It took place at Mwitanzige Faith Church, situated in the middle of Mwitanzige Township. The Lifewater team and the Kakumiro Africa Youth Award (AYA) team, led by Pastor Kagurusi Geoffrey, worked together throughout the distribution.

Kakumiro beneficiary and stand

Good mobilisation and sensitisation was made by this team, making the work easy. The beneficiaries kept time and were well organised. All recipients had prepared proper stands for the kits. Some had made metal stands while others had made wooden ones. We were able to distribute the following kits on the mentioned dates:

ACTIVITY:

DAYS OF DISTRIBUTION

NUMBER OF RECIPIENTS

TYPE OF SYSTEMS

14/01/2020

40 Recipients

10” filter single system

15/01/2020

45 Recipients + 2 schools

10” filter single system & two double systems

16/01/2020

40 Recipients

10” filter single system

TOTAL

127 Lifewater Systems

 

 Kakumiro beneficiaries

 

School Children with donated Lifewater System

APPRECIATION:

The attendants were so happy, thanking God for using the AALL foundation to extend the opportunity to drink safe and clean water to them.

The government leaders and denominational representatives in their speeches appreciated Lifewater and the AALL foundation for supplying these systems to their area and continue to request for more support for other nearby villages as many of their water sources are contaminated. The denominational leaders were happy that there was no segregation or favoritism in the selection of beneficiaries and requested other church organisations to the same.

CHALLENGES:

1)    The road was very rough and dusty.

2)    Some members became sick on the second last day.

3)    Mechanical Breakdown of the vehicle UAP 485Q; this happened on the last day when we were setting off for the distribution. We called a mechanic who helped us sort the problem however this took almost an hour. This affected our timekeeping but we were still able to distribute the kits to the patiently waiting beneficiaries.

EVALUATION AND TRAINING MEETING:

We held an evaluation meeting and training, on the second day, for the AYA members who take part in the ongoing monitoring. The Lifewater team leader, Caleb Kabaho, commended them for the awesome work they are doing and encouraged them to keep going.

Kakumiro AYA team

Local Africa Youth Award and Lifewater Teams

CONCLUSION:                                         

Our sincere gratitude goes to the AALL foundation for the third distribution in the KAKUMIRO area.

Thank You

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