This project was completed successfully
on 31st Jan 2015
Well Number: 416
Community Name: Ogengo Well
Sub County: Adekokwok
District: Lira District
Number of households:112
Number of People in local church: 200
The Ogengo is located in Adekokwok sub county, located in Lira district in Northern Uganda. This is an area that suffered greatly following a 20 year conflict in which a rebel group, The Lord’s Resistance Army terrorised communities. It led to the displacement of nearly 2 million people and the abduction of an estimated 60,000 children. Lira was one of the worst affected areas, any infrastructure that was in place was destroyed 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 community had to walk 2km to collect water from a hand dug well which was contaminated with many diseases and led to sickness and death. This borehole has been very timely for the community and it will benefit 112 households each with an average of 9 members per household therefore bringing fresh water to more than 1,000 people.
Thank you to Frank and Georgina Warwick for funding the Ogengo Well.