Rukara College

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Wells for Rwanda

Latitude -1.84
Longitude 30.03

500 Served

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Rukara college is known as one of the most elite schools in Rwanda, though until now it has lacked only one thing: water. The school administrators have had to send a pickup truck several times a day to Lake Muhazi for water. The water has needed to be rationed and water borne sickness has plagued the school. During the team’s stay, community members assembled a water committee consisting of two men and two women who assisted the team with the water project and provided security over the water project during the night. The majority of ommunity
members sustain a living by farming and selling their produce at local markets. Before leaving the community, the team provided a LWI Rwanda contact number with, Ally Muhire, 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 fifty-five year old community member and college directory, Muhire Cassian, who stated, “The old water was unreliable. We had a pump which broke and we had to send a pickup truck to Lake Muhazi. Now this water is clean and it is here in our compound. We are so happy.”
The LWI Rwanda team shared an introductory hygiene lesson with community members gathered at the well site. During the hygiene education, the team addressed the following principle[le 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, Good-bad hygiene behaviors, Disease Transmission Stories and Dental Hygiene.

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Recent Project Updates

05/23/2011: Rukara College Well Completed

The new well for the Rukara college has been completed in Rwanda.  This project will serve over 600 people.  Pictures, GPS, and a community profile have been posted.

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Monitoring Data

Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump
Location:  Eastern Kayonza, Gahini
ProjectID: 3002
Install Date:  05/23/2011

Monitoring Data
Water Point:
Last Visit: 10/05/2016
Well Depth:  390.00M

Visit History:
02/04/2015 — Functional
09/02/2015 — Functional
10/05/2016 — Functional


99 individual donors
Montclair Presbyterian Church
Holly Family
The Vestibule
SRUBC Youth Service
Heckman Family
Bedford High School
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Reinhardt University
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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.