FAWE Girls School

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Wells for Rwanda

Latitude -1.86
Longitude 30.50

450 Served

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Our implementing partner reports…

The FAWE (Forum for African Women’s Education) Girl’s School has been forced to send a pickup truck several times a day to supply water for their students. Each student is allotted two liters of water they are to ration throughout the day. This water has to stretch from washing their uniform, to cleaning their bodies, to drinking. They have not had enough water, until now. When the team arrived community members and school students were suffering from dysentery, malaria, diarrhea and severe dehydration because of the serious water deficiency in their area. During the team’s stay, community members assisted by providing labor for the team during the day and security over the water project during the night. Before leaving the community, the team provided community member, Charles Karamaga, with a LWI Rwanda contact number in case their well were to fall into disrepair, become subject to vandalism or theft.

The team had an opportunity to meet with thirty-one year old community member and head teacher, Charles Karamaga, who stated, “The old water was too expensive because it was being brought to the school in a pickup
and couldn’t satisfy the needs of this girl’s school. It was also dirty as it came from the lake without being treated. This new water inside our compound will drastically reduce the cost and now it is clean as it comes from unpolluted grounds.”

LWI Rwanda team member, Philip Rukamba, shared an introductory hygiene lesson with community members at the well site. During the hygiene education, which follow-up education will take place quarterly, the following principle issues were addressed: 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, Good-bad hygiene behaviors, Disease Transmission Stories and Dental Hygiene.

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05/16/2011: FAWE Girls School Well is Complete

The new well for the FAWE (Forum for African Women’s Education) Girl’s School has been completed and will serve over 450 people.  A full report with pictures and GPS has been posted.

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Monitoring Data

Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump
Location:  Eastern Province, Rwanda
ProjectID: 3001
Install Date:  05/16/2011

Monitoring Data
Water Point:
Last Visit: 10/05/2016
Well Depth:  295.00M

Visit History:
10/31/2014 — Functional
04/30/2015 — Functional
04/30/2015 — Functional
11/08/2015 — Functional
10/05/2016 — 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.