wash Project

Lelatar Well

Project completed

This project was completed successfully on 26th Jan 2015

Well Number: 80

Community Name: Lelatar

Sub County: Adekokwok

District: Lira District

Number of households: 175

The Lelatar well is located in Adekokwok sub county, located in Lira district in North Uganda. Lira is an area that suffered greatly following the 20 year conflict  led by Joseph Kony and The Lord’s Resistance Army. It led to the displacement of nearly 2 million people and the abduction of an estimated 60,000 children. The rebels would terrorise rural villages setting fire to homes and killing families except young girls and boys who they would take as wives to their commanders and as soldiers. Villages were destroyed and any infrastructure such as schools, water sources and health centres that where in place were destroyed during this conflict. Lira was one of the worst affected areas during this conflict. Since 2008 / 2009, people have been returning to their homes from internal displaced peoples camps and trying to relocated to an area where there is water.

Prior to the drilling of the borehole the villagers had to walk 1km to collect water from an open well. This water source was contaminated with many waterborne diseases and also shared with animals. As a result villagers especially young children became extremely ill from drinking this water and in some cases died.

This borehole is benefitting 175 households each with an average of 9 members per household therefore providing clean water for more than 1,500 people.

Thank you to the generous donor who has provided this life saving gift!