This project was completed successfully
on 10th Jun 2015
Well Number: 447
Community Name: Olilim
Sub County: Nyero
District: Kumi District
Number of Households: 374
Number of People in local church: 265
The Olilim well is located in Nyero sub country in Kumi district in Eastern Uganda where access to water is extremely limited. The nearest water source for this community was a swamp located 1km away. 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 Olilim well will provide clean fresh water for 374 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 3,300 people will now have access to clean water.
Thank you to Portadown Baptist Church for funding the Olilim well.