Karungi-Kyababyara is a small remote village. The village is part of Kyababyara, a village where The Water Trust has worked before. The households are scattered and you have to walk some distances to visit each household. The community members are subsistence farmers. Near the community there is one big land lord who owns a lot of land. He grows maize and some community members work on his land.
The community faces one big challenge. “For us it is too far to fetch water from a clean source. We are fetching water from an open source. This source is not good for us, but we did not have any choice,” says a community member. This new water source will change our community for the better. Diseases will go down and our children and elderly people will be safe.
“We will work hard the coming weeks,” says the chairman of the village. “By doing so, we will be able to start drinking the water soon. As it is the dry season, our traditional water source is drying up. Therefore, everyone will also work to improve the sanitation at home. In that way we can ensure the water will stay clean.”
In Karungi-Kyababyara , The Water Trust will have an intensive program to provide access to clean water and sanitation. The community will participate in excavating and constructing the water source. In the mean time the aim is that all households have access to a latrine. Many households don’t use a latrine but use the bush. Due to open defecation, feaces are spread over the village. This leads to (fatal) diseases and contamination of the groundwater. Our aim is that the community is able to live a healthy live, free of preventable diseases. Therefore we endeavor that at the end of our presence in the community; people have both access to sustainable clean water and access to sanitation.
Location: Masindi District, Pakanyi Sub-County
Catchment Population: 140
Pump Installation Date: March 5 2013
The following data will be collected approximately 6 to 8 months after the installation of the water point with the start of our monitoring program.
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