This project was completed successfully
on 9th Feb 2015
Well Number: 417
Community Name: Osongai Well
Sub County: Kapujan
District: Kumi District
Number of households:54
Number of People in local church: 150
The Osongai well l is located in Kapujan sub county, located in Kumi district in North Eastern 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 children had to walk over 2km to collect water from an open well which meant school villagers had to spend hours walking long distances to collect water which wasted valuable hours. The water source was also contaminated with many waterborne diseases such bilharzia, cholera and typhoid which resulted in many within the community falling sick and in some cases dying. Our team in Uganda report that the Osongai well is building hope within the area as many have just returned from internally displaced peoples camps and numbers are continually growing.
Thank you to Frank and Georgina Warwick for funding the Osangai Well.