Distance to nearest water source: 2 km
Population: 6,000 Adults + 11,000 children
The name of this village is Tuba (pronounced TOO-buh) and it is located in the Tororo District along the Tororo/Mbale road. This village is eight miles from the town of Tororo. It is the business hub for the East Budama Constituency which is comprised of four sub-counties and thousands of people come here to trade every Thursday and Saturday from districts like Manafa, Mbale, Tororo, and Busolwe. This large group of people spend all day in the sunshine and heat to buy and sell their goods; many travel long distances on foot to get here. The availability of fresh drinking water would be a tremendous blessing to this community. In addition, there is a local health center which diagnoses simple conditions and hosts AIDs patients who come to receive ARV medication to help boost their immune systems. Your gift of a borehole will not only impact the lives of the adults in and around this area, it will also have a profound effect on the children. When Pastor Hillary Malo, Hope 4 Kids' Water Manager, visited the open pond that is the current source of water for this village, the first thing he saw was a monitor lizard. These lizards are from the same family as the Komodo dragon. Their claws are long and sharp, their jaws are very strong, and they can be extremely aggressive. Imagine the sheer terror and danger to a child who is sent to fetch water and encounter this monitor lizard. Life in the village of Tuba can for the better with a gift of a deepwater well (borehole) that will provide fresh, life-sustaining water for these villagers, their beloved children, and the people who visit. Health, safety, and longevity will no longer be a dream, it will be a reality.