NOVEMBER 2022 BENEFITS MK HAPPY NURSERY & PRIMARY SCHOOL
Thanks to a recent $4,000 donation, Deep Water Well Drillers are now able to provide clean, sustainable water for another nursery and primary school, located in the village Koch Ongako in Omoro district,13km from Gulu city, Uganda. Primary schools start at age six and take students through seven grade levels. The benefits of a deep water well at a school are many. Illnesses and missed days of work or school are drastically decreased. More girls are able to attend school because they fetch their family's water while attending school. They are also in a much safer environment. The schools sell "water shares" to families (a common practice) in neighboring villages. The fees earned by the school from lasting aquifer water will help improve the school and increase wages for teachers. One deep water well is a catalyst towards sustainability and improved economic circumstances.
NILE PROGRESSIVE SCHOOL
Currently, 443 million school days are lost each year due to water related issues and collectively, women and children walk 200 million miles a day to collect often dirty and unsanitary water. Due to this, many young people miss the opportunity to gain an education, limiting their career prospects that could have included working in public services. Even though this is a secondary school, many of the girls are MUCH older (16, 17, etc) because they have had to miss so much school from fetching water and illnesses such as Typhoid.
DWWD drillers working at Nile school
Sign post at Nile school where DWWD drilled
DEEP WELL DRILLED, MOTHERLAND PRIMARY SCHOOL
This is a Primary school, but as previously mentioned MANY of the students are high school age because they miss so much school from illnesses and getting water.
These students get water from a spring, but it is still contaminated water. it is so close to the surface the contaminants from the soil, including toxins and feces bacteria are in this water. The people cannot walk out of poverty until they first solve their water problem. Fortunately the school directors of this school understand this and that is why they were willing to invest in our drill team's deep (aquifer) wells that will provide clean water for many decades. The students are able to fill their families' jerry cans while at school so they are still able to attend. Not only does school attendance increase, but the whole family benefits from less sickness and death accopanied by their related expenses. Student attendance increases and families save money by not getting sick.
Happy student who now have clean deep aquifer water
Advertising sign added to each pump
Crystal clear water from aquifer borehole is as pure as bottled water
Motherland school sign
DRILLING IN SOUTHERN UGANDA
DWWD Team started training with its new equipment March 2021
During Uganda’s 2021 massive shutdown, all our opportunities for drilling were inSouthern Uganda. SUUBI and another well-established drilling group requested the help of DWWD drillers and its Village Drill. Following are some of the locations and projects that were completed.
There are MANY more wells our team can do, according to the donations received to help support grants the villages and schools desperately need.
Village drinking water before a borehole
First completed borehole in Gulu with our Deep Water Well Drillers
NABUTONGWA VILLAGE: KALUNGU DISTRICT
DEEP WELL DRILLED IN MPOMA VILLAGE, MUKONO DISTRICT
This well benefited the health clinic as well as the villagers.
KIKANDWA VILLAGE, KASAWO SUB COUNTY, MUKONO DISTRICT
This village had two shallow hand dug wells, but like so many shallow wells, they would often run out of water, especially during the dry season. The other challenge was that these shallow wells were ACROSS from the village on the other side of a busy road. This made it very dangerous for the children and girls who generally fetch the water to cross amidst so much traffic. By installing this deep well in their village, they now have access to cleaner aquifer water that will last a life time, and people no longer have to cross the busy road!
Clean deep water!
Preparing the pump area
Peter is ready to install the pump
KIWENDA VILLAGE, LUWERO DISTRICT
Setting up Village Drill
Preparing water input
Successful drilling; “Move on!”
HELPING THE FARMERS
A farmer requested a deep well in Mityana,a village 40 km from Kampala. Drilling requires several thousand gallons of water. The water generally is hauled into the site in 1,000-2,000 gallon drums. Getting access to the water needed for drilling as well as maintaining a large farm is challenging. Having their own clean water makes animals healthier also. Completed February 2022
DWWD driller Mike & Chairman Secretary at an Entebbe village.
Visiting the site of one of their broken down shallow wells.
WHICH IS WORSE?
Unfiltered sewage and industry chemicals?
Stagnate muddy waterhole?
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU DONATE?
Through donor support IFA is able to offer grants from $1,000 -$3,000, depending on the circumstances of the client. The actual cost for DWWD to drill a deep well is around $4,000, U.S. much less than most companies, even those using the same equipment. Once we have donors backing a project and the grant application is accepted, the village can also apply for a Community-funded interest-free loan to pay the balance. Drilling begins immediately after the contract is executed. The village is allowed up to a year to pay back their loan, which can easily be accomplished by diverting part of the money they were paying for purchasing water back into loan payments. In turn, the village, school or clinic can now sell water shares to neighboring people! Having total ownership of its deep well is a powerful tool for better health, promotes safer travel for girls and children who fetch water, provides a potential source of income and becomes a source of pride regarding their personal sacrifices and accomplishments to get a lifelong deep water well. No people have ever walked out of poverty without first solving their water problem. What will you donate to help them?
Please Donate Today
Every donation, whether great or small, helps cover the cost of digging a well in Uganda and makes a significant contribution to providing clean water for African villages.