Well Number: 421
Community Name: Alelesi-Oriau Well
Sub County: Katakwi
District: Katakwi District
Number of Households: 120
Number of People in local church: 150
The Alelesi-Oriau Well is located in Katakwi District in the North Eastern part of Uganda where access to water is extremely limited. The nearest water source for this community was a shallow well located 1km away in a neighbouring community, which meant people from the village had to spend hours walking long distances and queuing to collect water and would have to do this journey numerous times throughout the day. This task usually fell to the women and children, resulting in children missing valuable school hours and women missing work. The water source was also contaminated with many waterborne diseases such as bilharzia, cholera and typhoid which resulted in many within the community falling sick and in some cases dying.
The Alelesi-Oriau well will provide clean, fresh water for 120 households within the community, however, this number will grow greatly as many are returning to villages following years in IDP camps. Each household has an average of 9 members therefore more than 1,000 people will now have access to clean water.
Thank you to the generous donor who has provided this life saving gift!