Turning Water Into Progress

AishaWith her vibrant passion and warm heart, it’s no surprise Aisha Lubega has emerged as a respected leader committed to the health of her neighbors and her family. This mother is driving progress in rural Kamwenge District, Uganda.

Water For People worked to rehabilitate a well near Aisha’s home, and the well now reaches 14 families with reliable water service. That means families spend less time walking for water and children like Aisha’s can stay in school and devote more time to their education. It means families don’t have to worry about the health consequences of using unsafe water. It means the community can move forward.

“Some time back before this good water came, people used to have diarrhea all the time, malaria, and other sicknesses,” says Aisha. “Today, everyone has safe water, nobody has diarrhea, and malaria is going down. It is all because of good water.

After the well was built, the community established a water point committee—a group of people in charge of monitoring and maintaining the water point. It was no surprise that the community chose Aisha to lead this committee.

“The community came to me because I’ve always been passionate about hygiene and nutrition,” Aisha says.

Aisha’s influence has spread beyond the water point committee—she has also become a member of the Village Health Team. “I love helping the villagers learn about sanitation, hygiene, and how to properly feed their children,” Aisha says. “In the future, I want to focus on hygiene and make sure everyone knows how important it is.”

Planned gifts to Water For People are essential to ensuring we can tell more stories like Aisha’s. To learn how you create a legacy of clean water and sanitation solutions by including us in your estate plan, please contact Kristine Mazzullo at 720-488-4555 or donate@waterforpeople.org.