Bannakaroli Brothers – Kiteredde Water Project – Uganda

This project is made possible through the partnership of WATER CHARITY and the NATIONAL PEACE CORPS ASSOCIATION.

This project has been completed.  To read about the conclusion, CLICK HERE.

Bikira Catholic Parish, Masaka Diocese, Kasali Sub-County, Rakai District, Uganda

Community Description
The project will serve five communities, including three schools, one novitiate, and the Bannakaroli Brothers community. The schools are St. Joseph’s Secondary School (co-ed), Sacred Heart School (boys), and Kiteredde Vocational Institute (co-ed). Students in the three schools range in age from 12 to 20 years old.

Girls form the majority of the population in the two co-ed schools. More than half of the students are boarders at the schools, and the others walk to school from surrounding areas. Most of the students come from poor farm families. In addition to the students who live in the schools, the community is also made up of teaching and support staff, half of whom are women.

Problem Addressed
In recent years (2014 and onward) the Rakai district of Uganda has experienced adverse climate changes with reduced rainfall. This has negatively affected agricultural production and lowered the quality of life of the people.

Project Description
This project is to implement an irrigation system to improve the productivity of two square kilometer area of farmland run by the Bannakaroli Brothers Institute to enable them to produce enough food to feed the students at the nearby schools, the people in the community, as well as their own group of teachers and workers.

The project will be implemented by the Brothers. They will contribute to the project a 25,000-liter water tank, connecting piping extending 2.5 km, and 250 cubic meters of construction material for the water dam. The purchase of the water pump and the electrical components will be financed by the Brothers of Charles Lwanga Foundation fundraising activities.

Water Charity funding will go to the remaining expenses, including the pump house, plumbing, electrical accessories, and labor.

Project Impact
2,500 people will benefit from the project, including students and staff of the schools (which are open to everybody), Brothers and employees, and the local farmers around Kiteredde. The breakdown is as follows:

500 Kiteredde Vocational School–Staff and Students
650 St. Joseph Technical School–Staff and Students
700 Kiteredde Senior Secondary School–Staff and Students
50 St. Teresa Novitiate–Kiteredde—Staff, and Novices
350 Bannakaroli Brothers Community–Brothers and Novices
250 Local Farmers and Family members

Project Administrator
James Salvatore, Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, Peru ‘66-‘68

Monitoring and Maintenance
The Brothers will monitor the condition of the improvements, and maintain and repair the piping, facilities, and equipment as necessary to maintain regular and full functionality.

This is a follow-up to the Bikira Catholic Parish Community Water Projects – Uganda previously completed. That project has increased the available water supply for the Brothers, the four schools in the area, and the rest of the community.

This project has been funded by an anonymous donor.  If you like this project, please donate to our East Africa Water and Sanitation Programof which this project is a component. 

Conclusion of Bannakaroli Brothers – Kiteredde Water Project – Uganda

This project has been completed under the direction of Returned Peace Corps Volunteer James Salvatore.

To read about the beginning of the project, CLICK HERE.

The project was designed to ensure the availability of sufficient irrigation water to support optimum agricultural production from the Bannakaroli Brothers’ Institute farms situated in the Kiteredde area.

The project was successfully completed. 2,500 people, including students and staff of the schools and members of the community, are now receiving the benefits from the increased food production.

Below are links to Brother Isidore Luyinda’s conclusion reports:

BSCL Water Irrigation Project Final Report – Part 1

BSCL Water Irrigation Project Final Report – Part 2

BSCL Water Irrigation Project Final Report – Part 3

We would like to thank James and the Brothers of Bikira Parish for executing this much-needed project.