Kayonza Vocational College

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Wells for Rwanda

Latitude -1.90
Longitude 30.51

500 Served

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Stories and Community Profile

Our implementing partner reports…

“When the team arrived, community members were utilizing a river to meet all of their water needs and because of this, residents were suffering from cholera, dysentery, typhoid, malaria, diarrhea and severe dehydration. During the team’s stay, community members assisted the team with the water project whenever possible. The majority of
community members sustain a living by farming and selling their produce at local markets. The nearest school is a vocational school located in the community whose students, teachers and administrative personnel all have access to the new, safe water source. Before leaving the community, the team provided community member, Shabban Ali, with a LWI Rwanda contact number in case their well were to fall into disrepair, become subject to vandalism or theft.

The LWI Rwanda team had an opportunity to meet with thirty-five year old community member and vocational school director, Shabban Ali, who stated, “The old water source was very dirty, not treated and smelled bad. I enjoy the new water source because it is inside the compound and it is clean.”

The LWI Rwanda team shared an introductory hygiene lesson with 400 students, faculty and community members. During the hygiene education, the team addressed the following principle issues: Disease transmission, Germs, Hand Washing- proper techniques and water saving methods, Healthy Unhealthy Communities, Oral Rehydration Solution, Proper care of the pump, Keeping the water clean, Tippy Tap- simple hand washing devise, community mapping- identifying hygiene behaviors, Good-bad hygiene behaviors, Disease Transmission Stories and Dental Hygiene.

LWI Rwanda team member, Philip Rukamba, shared the story of the woman at the well, drawing a parallel between our physical need for water and our spiritual need for Living Water. Before leaving the community, the team had an opportunity to establish a partnership with the local church who will continue to cultivate community members after the team leaves the area and shared oral Bible stories with community families.

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Recent Project Updates

06/08/2011: Kayonza Vocational College Well is Completed

new well for the Kayonza Vocational College has been completed in Rwanda.  This
project will serve over 1200 people.  Pictures, GPS, and a community
profile have been posted.

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Monitoring Data

Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump
Location:  Kayonza, Mukarange, Gasogororo
ProjectID: 3004
Install Date:  06/08/2011

Monitoring Data
Water Point:
Last Visit: 10/21/2015
Well Depth:  228.00M

Visit History:
10/31/2014 — Functional
10/31/2014 — Functional
05/20/2015 — Functional
05/20/2015 — Functional
10/21/2015 — Functional


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Country Details


Population: 10.2 million
Lacking clean water: 35%
Below poverty line: 60%

While 35 percent of Rwanda's population lacks access to an improved
water source, the country has numerous rivers and streams as well as
tremendous potential for developing groundwater resources. Villagers in
many areas are forced to walk several miles to the nearest source of
water—contaminated water from a swamp, stream, or open well. For these
desperate communities, Living Water International offers hope. Since
beginning operations in Rwanda in 2007, Living Water has completed more
than 195 water projects there.

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Partner Profile

Nearly 20 years ago, LWI set out to help the church in North America be the hands and feet of Jesus by serving the poorest of the poor. 600 million people in the world live on less than $2 a day. 884 million people lack access to safe drinking water.

In response to this need, LWI implements participatory, community-based water solutions in developing countries.

LWI is a former partner of The Water Project.