WATER

To reach our goal of seeing community transformation in the world, we equip many of our church planters with the resources to solve community problems. Solving the lack of clean water is one of the largest issues we are asked to help with. According to the United Nations Inter-agency on freshwater issues, approximately 783 million people do not have access to clean water. Worldwide, one out of every five deaths in children under the age of five is due to a water-related disease. Our pastors see water as an additional way to engage their community with the Gospel.

In Uganda, we network with ministries that provide local people with the technology and training to create sustainable water sources for their communities. The donations received provide resources to build rainwater collection tanks made from ISSB Bricks and concrete permanent bio-sand filters.

The Bricks

Interlocking Soil Stabilized Bricks (ISSB) are environmentally friendly and an economical way to build water tanks and buildings. A cohesive team using a brick machine can produce 700 bricks a day. The cost to create a single brick is on average about $1 USD.
IMG_0913One Dollar! What a simple way to invest in the transformation of these communities.
The David Spoon Experience–KPRZ challenge is to provide for a 750 brick tank built at the new church in Kigaga Village, Rukungiri, Uganda. This project will include the tank and gutters to harvest rain from the roof of the shelter where the church meets. Read the amazing testimony of Pastor Bosco–how God snatched him from death. Your donation of $1 per brick will help us reach this goal. Donate as many bricks as you wish. We have reached this goal!!  But, we are now engaging FIVE more water tank projects.

ECFA_Accredited_Final_RGB_SmallDonations received through this secure donate button will be used to advance the project for clean water through local churches.

You can mail a check to:
White Fields
PO Box 1839
San Marcos CA 92079-1839
Write — “Water Project Kigaga” in the memo section of your check.

The Brick Making Machine

Machine Donation

In 2016 White Fields purchased two brick making machines for our churches in southwest Uganda. These tools empower the congregation with the ability to construct new church buildings and water tanks as the Gospel goes forth into new communities.

The church is also able to sell their construction services to people looking to build additional structures. We partner with Connect Africa Ministries for training and development in the projects.

  • This provides income to members of the church.
  • Raises their quality of life.
  • Increases the offering given to the sustain their local church.
  • Provides dignity to the people as they support their own families.

The Tank

IMG_0922Our churches built their first rainwater harvesting tank in Rukungiri, Uganda in 2015. This tank, strategically placed next to the church of God’s Embassy Kotobo Village is now the central collection point for water in the community. Water is given away freely to all the neighbors of the church and provides church members the opportunity to interact with their neighbors and share the Gospel with them. The rainwater harvesting system uses gutters to channel rainwater from a roof into the tank protected from insects and contamination. A water tank made from ISSB bricks is stronger, longer lasting, and one-third of the price of a traditional plastic tank. It uses approximately 300-750 bricks to build and is made in both 528-gallon household sizes, as well as larger 2,641-gallon community sizes.

The Filter

A Bio-Sand Filter is solid and easily manufactured from local materials in Africa.

Made of concrete, Bio-Sand Water Filters are virtually indestructible, easy to use and maintain, and are made entirely from local materials so that filters can be manufactured, distributed, and utilized by local entrepreneurs. A single filter can produce 19-gallons per day or enough clean water for four families.

The design of the filter that we are duplicating is easy to build, has longevity (the oldest one is over 20 years old), and the cost is relatively minimal—about $60. All materials are available locally. Because the resources are available locally, nothing needs to be imported.

The Training

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White Fields coordinates with a ministry in Uganda — Connect Africa Ministries —  to provide training to the young men in the church so they can build and maintain these filters, thus transferring ownership and responsibility into the hands of the local people.

At the training hub in Kampala, these men learn the fundamentals of building, practice their craft through trial and error, and the experienced staff encourages and develops them.

Donate

You can provide the solution, so the families of these children will have clean water and can live, grow, and hear the good news. Your donation will provide the needed materials to advance this water project.

$1 provides materials for a single brick for a water tank.
$60 provides the materials for a Bio-Sand Filter – We are trying to provide one of these for every household in a village.
$2,500 provides a Brick Making Machine that makes an interlocking brick used to make water collection tanks.
$1,000 provides for a week long training session for many local church members to learn how to build and use the filters and the water tanks.

Your gift, in any amount, will help us with the next stage of our goal. We need your support to provide the funds that will purchase the materials. We will combine your donation with other partners to accomplish

If you are interested in providing the funds for one of these one-time expenses and want more information: Call (760) 846-8610 and ask to speak with Steve Wheeler about the Water Project in Uganda.