• 25 Oct 2016
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    At the start of this month I visited Malawi to assist a local church (Holy Cross Pentecostal Church) in their effort to drill and install 3 deep wells in three different villages of Malawi. Two of these wells, when completed would benefit the communities of Chazovu, (Kamphenda) and Luhono. Just before the wells were constructed, the partners trained Water Source and...
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  • 16 Sep 2016
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    According to a report by UWASNET, presented on April 7, 2016 (World Health Day) there is still a great need for WASH development activities in Uganda. Hand Washing With Soap 33.2% of population have access to handwashing facilities at the toilet ≥ 50% of population wash their hands with soap after toilet use 38% of schools have hand washing facilities Access...
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  • 16 Sep 2016
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    Since 2001 DWU completed: Constructed 523 wells in 15 districts of Uganda and 11 in South Sudan of which 312 are in Lira Districts. Constructed 57 ferro cement rain water catchment of which 50 are in Lira District Protected 5 spring wells of which 4 are in Lira District Installed 72 biosand filter at 68 households Trained and empowered 68...
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  • 24 Aug 2016
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    Meet Flo, a 47 year old wife and mother of 5, living in Obap village, Omoro Subcounty, Alebtong District. She is the “Well caretaker” of the well in her society which serves about 50 households; She does this with unique vigilance; Her order is respected by the whole of her community, mainly due to her commitment to the cause of maintaining...
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  • 23 Aug 2016
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    Household water usage has increased from 12 litres per person per day to 17 in Abedober Village, located in Omoro Sub County,  Alebtong District. This has especially been the case for households who walk the 700metres or less to the well; as for those with alternative water hauling methods such as bicycles; the consumption is up to 20 litres per day

Our Story

For the past two decades the people of northern Uganda have suffered the effects of violent conflicts between the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) – [a religious rebel group that terrorized rural populations through senseless killings, destruction of property, kidnapping of children, and forced enlistment of child soldiers] and Government forces.

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18,448 in 2015

In 2015; 18,448 households benefited from fresh water sources set up by DWU with support from our partners and donors, with over 11.5million rural Ugandans lacking access to clean water sources; this number is but a drop in the bucket.

At DWU we aim to increase this number, and with your help we believe this is achievable with a donation of as low as $1 a month, you and 299 other people can give a well to 50 households in Uganda today…

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Government of Uganda
Ministry of Water & Enviroment
UWASNET
SNV
Life Water International
Ryans Well Foundation