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The Water Project: Video Community Well -
The Water Project: Video Community Well -
The Water Project: Video Community Well -
The Water Project: Video Community Well -
The Water Project: Video Community Well -
The Water Project: Video Community Well -
The Water Project: Video Community Well -

Project Status



Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump

Program: Wells for Rwanda

Impact: 500 Served

Project Phase:  Installed - Jul 2011

Functionality Status:  Partner Monitoring Unavailable

Last Checkup: 12/20/2016

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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.”

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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Project Type

Borehole and Hand Pump

Girls and women walk long distances for water when safe water is very often right under their feet! Underground rivers, called aquifers, often contain a constant supply of safe water – but you have to get to it. No matter what machine or piece of equipment is used, all drilling is aiming for a borehole that reaches into an aquifer. If the aquifer has water - and after the well is developed - we are able to pull water to the surface utilizing a hand-pump. If all goes as planned, the community is left with a safe, closed water source providing around 5 gallons of water a minute through a hand-pump.


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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