Centre de Sante Mukarange



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Country:
Rwanda

Program:
Wells for Rwanda

GPS:
Latitude -1.90
Longitude 30.50

Impact:
500 Served

Project Status:
Installed


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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 seven kilometers away from the community, to meet all of their water needs. During the team’s stay, community members assisted the team with the water project whenever possible and helped provide security over the project during the night. The majority of community members sustain a living by farming and selling their produce at local markets. The community health clinic has 24,000 patients and holds 42 beds. The most common illnesses treated in the clinic are amoebas and dysentery. The nearest school is located half 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 community member, Samuel Mbanijrana, with a LWI Rwanda contact number in case their well were to fall into disrepair, become subject to vandalism or theft.

LWI team member, Philip Rukamba taught health and hygiene to 48 people in the community. During the hygiene education, the team shared the following: Disease transmission, germs, hand washing, proper water saving techniques, healthy and unhealthy communities, diarrhea, tippy tap and simple hand washing, good and bad hygiene behavior, disease transmissions, clean hands and clean hearts, dental hygiene and how to keep the pump site clean.

The team had an opportunity to meet with thirty-three year old community member and cashier, Samuel Mbanjirana, who stated, “We are very happy to get this clean water. We have been walking more than 7 kilometers to get dirty water. We thank you.”


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Recent Project Updates


07/21/2011: Centre de Sante Mukarange

A new well has been completed for the Centre de Sante Mukarange community in Rwanda.  This well serves 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:  Centre de Sante Mukarange (II), Kayonza, Mukarange, Kabeza, Rwanda
ProjectID: 3007
Install Date:  07/21/2011

Monitoring Data
Water Point:
Functional
Last Visit: 10/27/2016
Well Depth:  240.00M

Visit History:
02/14/2015 — Needs Repair
08/18/2015 — Functional
10/27/2016 — Functional




Sponsors


135 individual donors
Runck Family Gift
MWS Engineering
Kekionga Middle School
Thirsty Monitors
lift and walk
Crusaders for Conserving Water!
St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church
Howard Hall, University of Notre Dame
Ascension Lutheran Church


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Country Details

Rwanda

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.