Uganda Water

 
 

Our Philly Mission Kids have linked up with Surge for Water (surgeforwater.org) and POPOW (of Kabermaido) to help bring clean water to a small village in Eastern Uganda.  

The Agroi Spring. 

Through book sales and fundraising, our Philly Mission Kids have raised $730 of the $2,500.

https://act.surgeforwater.org/campaign/philly-mission-kids-for-uganda-youth/c134062

The Agroi Spring Project

We gave this bright and amazing girl one of our Mission soccer shirts. We hope to give her cleaner drinking water by the end of the year.

We gave this bright and amazing girl one of our Mission soccer shirts. We hope to give her cleaner drinking water by the end of the year.

The work at each site costs $2,500 and can transform a community.  Children no longer have to drink puddle water or walk miles for clean sources, and the village is empowered for greater things.  These photos show a spring protector that was sponsored by one of our teams.

Aguroi Ewes Springs BEFORE

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Aguroi Ewes Springs DURING Construction By Community Members

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Aguroi Ewes Springs AFTER

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Much of the work was done by local Agroi men and women. They have a village water manager.  They have clean water.

Clean water.  Healthier children.  Hope.

We personally saw 15 other remote communities that are in need.

If you are interested in sponsoring a site, please contact us at bruckner19123@gmail.com.

It's $2,500 (through a 501c3, Surge for Water).  

This work greatly reduces illnesses in children.  It empowers the community.  And they engrave a donor plaque and they host a village celebration if you want to visit, and they will probably give you a family chicken.

Asal Borehole

This is a well that was previously drilled, but is barely functioning. It was intended for one community, but when neighboring villages developed dysentery, this well became a source for 3 villages.  It needs a significant repair.  Very remote.  It is not the grossest water on the list, but it serves more people than any well we visited.

Asal Borehole

Asal Borehole

Ogango Spring

This man was so excited to see us.  He jumped over the dirty spring to greet us.  Wearing a Mets sweatshirt and a big smile, he was so appreciative of our visit and concern.  This would be a great water source as a protected spring. 

Ogango Spring

Ogango Spring

Alubo Spring

Alubo is shallow and milky.  There was work done on it at one point (note the pipe), but the water was not good.  These brothers we met were amazing.  Funny and joyful.  They came for water after school and left with a Mission Soccer Academy shirt.

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Enayu Spring

Enayu was shallow at the edges and incredibly deep in the middle.  The main purpose of the wood was to protect children from wading out and slipping into the pit.

Enayu Spring

Enayu Spring

Awala Borehole

Awala served a large community until it broke.  It is totally out of service.  Those who used it have been forced to walk great distances, or to fill their containers from very poor sources.

Awala Borehole

Awala Borehole

 Egeje Spring

This good man accepted an old UWGB soccer jersey to replace his tattered one.  Hopefully we can gift him some clean water next.

Egeje Spring

Egeje Spring

Asina Spring

Please notice the small dog on the log.  
We want our animals drinking good water, not swimming in drinking water.

Asina Spring

Asina Spring





 
All Smiles

All Smiles

 

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Otigo Spring

Otigo is a source for many families.  These fun kids were collecting drinking water for their households. This is a site that we hope to protect very soon.  Great community need.

Otigo Spring

Otigo Spring

Atwol Weka Spring

The Eastern Ugandans are so friendly and joyful.  It was humbling to see how little they possessed, but how much they had as a community.  

Atwol Weka Spring

Atwol Weka Spring


Alunga Spring

The fence is to keep the cows out.  Cows shouldn't share our drinking water. Alunga was the most crowded spring that we saw, and possibly the most fun community we crossed. We are excited to help protect Alunga, but we need some help.

Alunga Spring

Alunga Spring

Ayago Spring

We have cleaner water in our showers and flushed toilet tanks than Ayago has to drink. We don't have an obligation to help, but we have an opportunity.

Ayago Spring

Ayago Spring

Akism Well

We tested the water at this well and it had some really bad junk in it.  The village has been saving money and patching the pipes poorly.  It need major repairs, but will get a community back to good health.

Akism Well

Akism Well

Elenyu Spring

The locals said that this water is clean in the morning, but milky in the afternoon. It's not good.

Elenyu Spring

Elenyu Spring

Odogola Spring

The Odogulu Community is in a water crisis according to their local leader. Animals have shared this spring for years.

Odogola Spring

Odogola Spring

Akorokoc Spring

We raced to see this source before sunset on our last night in Uganda, but we didn't make it in time.  A flashlight and guide saved the evening.  When we arrived there was a young person bathing in the spring.  Akorokoc needs a rehab, but has limitless potential.  

Akorokoc Spring

Akorokoc Spring