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The Water Project: Centre de Sante Mukarange -
The Water Project: Centre de Sante Mukarange -
The Water Project: Centre de Sante Mukarange -
The Water Project: Centre de Sante Mukarange -
The Water Project: Centre de Sante Mukarange -
The Water Project: Centre de Sante Mukarange -
The Water Project: Centre de Sante Mukarange -
The Water Project: Centre de Sante Mukarange -

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: 10/27/2016

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Community Profile

Our implementing partner reports from the field…

“When the team arrived, community members were using a river located 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.”

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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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.



Sponsors


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