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Mugiti Village Water Access

Organized by: Sam Allen

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Sam Allen via Crowdrise
March 28, 2015

Our project is complete. We installed a borehole for the village and used remaining funds to renovate a guesthouse. See More

THE STORY:

Water is scarce for the agrarian community of Mugiti in eastern Uganda.  There are only 2 spring wells for an estimated population of 1000 people.  The spring wells are shallow and lack pumps of any kind.  After it rains, water flows out, but during the dry season, water slows to a trickle.  During a severe drought, the ground water pressure drops and the flow typically stops. 

On a daily basis, villagers walk a few miles to a well, spend 15 minutes filling a 20 liter jerrycan, then carry 44 pounds of unsanitized water back to their homestead, usually on top of their head.  As a result, Mugiti crop yields are sporadic, unreliable, and dramatically reduced during dry seasons.

Mugiti residents are hardworking and smart, but lack sufficient water access and economic resources.  They have organized themselves into a community council with representatives from each homestead.  Their local leader, Sam Kawiso, facilitates weekly council meetings where they create business plans to improve their local economy, but they need a secure water source to truly flourish.  The community council is currently saving money for this project.

THE GOAL:

Sam Kawiso and the Mugiti Community Council seek a reliable water source.  They want to drill a deeper well and install a hand pump with a water filter.

Estimated Project Cost:

  • $1,000 Ground Water Survey
  • $7,500 Drilling Operation
  • $1,000 Hand Pump
  • $500 Sanitation Filter

For additional information please visit: http://alicemdogan.com/Jerry-Can

$5,265

 

70% Raised of $7,500 Goal

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  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Whitney & Jim

    $25

  • Warren and Heather Scott

    $50

  • Aaron McDonnell

    $25

  • Sam Allen

    $500

  • Anonymous

     

  • Eric Lundin

    $100

  • Shaun & Krisi Quayle

    $100

  • Sam York

    $20

  • Liz Jurcik

    $50

  • Kristen Leopold

    $50

  • Irina Batrakova

    $50

  • JDG

    $50

  • Norman Dunn

    $300

  • Lis McNicholl

    $100

  • Maryann Lundin

    $50

  • Stephanie Chu

    $30

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Kyle Hampton and Aida Yavari

    $200

  • Monika Parashar

    $20

  • Paolo Lamperti

    $500

  • Holly Blake

    $80

  • Anonymous

    $40

  • Seyi Akanni

    $100

  • Tony

    $50

  • Lisa

    $100

  • Jitske

    $100

  • roby

    $40

  • David and Michelle Prestin

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • JK

    $15

  • Destino felicidade

    $50

  • Tony

    $50

  • ANDA CRETU

    $50

  • Kathi Lang

    $40

  • Laura Dragomir

    $10

  • Sebestin Florin

    $10

  • Mariana Popa

    $10

  • IRONBALL

    $30

  • Raluca Scalini

    $10

  • Giada Ottone

    $10

  • paolo's parents

    $200

  • Anonymous

     

  • Shauna and Andy

    $100

  • Deepa & Gabe

    $40

  • Nelsy Hubb

    $25

  • Swenning

    $20

  • Lis McNicholl

    $100

  • Will & Betsy

    $35

  • Rev Albert J & Emily Ettling

    $1,000

  • Katie Johnson

    $20

  • Cynthia Rodriguez Reina

    $100

  • Justin and Charity Polacek

    $100

  • Bruce

    $50

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Organized by

Sam Allen

This is a direct to organizer fundraiser.

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $5,265 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Sam Allen

Amount Raised

$4,165

 

56% Raised of $7,500 Goal

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Paolo Lamperti

Amount Raised

$665

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Eric Lundin

Amount Raised

$320

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Laurentiu Caicut

Amount Raised

$115

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Ali Cem Dogan

Amount Raised

$0

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Sam Kawiso

Amount Raised

$0

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Crowd Ripple

Amount Raised

$0

Donor Comments

Bruce

Bruce

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Justin and Charity Polacek

Justin and Charity Polacek

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Cynthia Rodriguez Reina

Cynthia Rodriguez Reina

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Katie Johnson

Katie Johnson

DONATION: $20

3 years ago

Rev Albert J & Emily Ettling

Rev Albert J & Emily Ettling

DONATION: $1,000

In Memory of Dr. Mary Ettling 3 years ago

Will & Betsy

Will & Betsy

DONATION: $35

3 years ago

Lis McNicholl

Lis McNicholl

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Swenning

Swenning

DONATION: $20

3 years ago

Nelsy Hubb

Nelsy Hubb

DONATION: $25

Way to go, guys!! this is awesome! love you all! 3 years ago

Deepa & Gabe

Deepa & Gabe

DONATION: $40

3 years ago

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