Video Community Well

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Wells for Rwanda

Latitude -1.85
Longitude 30.52

500 Served

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We used to have to travel at least 3 kilometers in any direction to find water and now it is right here in our village. We are so thankful.

Anastaz S. - Farmer

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Stories and Community Profile

Our implementing partner reports from the field…

“When the team arrived, community members were using a river located three kilometers away from the community to meet all of their water needs and because of this, residents were suffering from malaria. 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 excess produce at local markets, though many are forced to keep all of their produce to feed their families. The nearest school is located .5 of a kilometer away from the community whose students, teachers and administrative personnel all have access to the new, safe water source. Before leaving the community, the team provided a LWI Rwanda contact number with community member, John Kajeguhakwa, in case their well were to fall into disrepair, become subject to vandalism or theft.

The LWI Rwanda team shared an introductory hygiene lesson with community members gathered at the well site. During the hygiene education, the team addressed; Disease transmission, germs, hand washing, proper water saving techniques, healthy and unhealthy communities, diarrhea doll, causes of diarrhea, keeping the water clean, tippy tap and simple hand washing, community mapping, good and bad hygiene behaviors, clean hands and clean hearts and dental hygiene.

The team had an opportunity to meet with sixty-five year old community member and farmer, Anastaz Seromba, who stated, “We used to have to travel at least 3 kilometers in any direction to find water and now it is right here in our village. We are so thankful.”

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Recent Project Updates

07/21/2011: Video Community Well is Completed

A new well has been completed for the Video Community in Rwanda serving over 500 people.  We have posted pictures, GPS coordinates and a report.

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Monitoring Data

Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump
Location:  Kayonza, Gahini, Rugarama, Rwanda
ProjectID: 3006
Install Date:  07/21/2011

Monitoring Data
Water Point:
Last Visit: 12/20/2016
Well Depth:  345.00M

Visit History:
12/01/2013 — Needs Attention
08/18/2015 — Functional
12/20/2016 — Functional


133 individual donors
Lift and Walk
Seekers Sunday School Class
Suresh Gursahaney
The Smiths and Jacksons
Urban Renewal Brisbane
Rory, Madeleine and Angus Duncan
PS 340
Parkview Montessori School
Middlesex Baptist Church
Clients of Osprey Money Management LLC
Hickory Creek Elementary School
Island Pacific Academy
Bridgetown Regional High School
Powell United Methodist Church
Quirke Wedding

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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.