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The Water Project: Gakiri Community Well -
The Water Project: Gakiri Community Well -
The Water Project: Gakiri Community Well -
The Water Project: Gakiri Community Well -
The Water Project: Gakiri Community Well -
The Water Project: Gakiri Community Well -
The Water Project: Gakiri Community Well -

Project Status



Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump

Program: Wells for Rwanda

Impact: 500 Served

Project Phase:  Installed - Sep 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 walking four kilometers for water from a spring. Because of the community’s dependence on this contaminated water source, families were suffering from malaria, diarrhea and severe dehydration. The LWI Rwanda team was pleased to learn of the community’s use of a covered pit latrine, as this will help prevent further spread of disease in the area. During the team’s stay, community members assisted the team by providing security over the water project during the night. Most community members sustain their families by farming and the nearest school is located four kilometers away from the community. Before leaving the community, the team provided community member, Alex Bimana, with a LWI Rwanda contact number 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 sixty-four year old community member and farmer, Evarest Muhoza, who stated, “The old water source was far for us, but the new water source is right within the village and has very clean water. Thank you.”

LWI Rwanda team member, Melchizedek Keoye, shared hygiene education with thirty community members, in Gakiri. During the hygiene education, Melchizedek addressed: Disease transmission, germs, hand washing, proper water saving techniques, healthy and unhealthy communities, tippy tap and simple hand washing devise, good and bad hygiene behavior, clean hands and clean hearts and dental hygiene.

Project Updates


09/21/2011: Gakiri Community Well Completed

A new well has been completed for the Gakiri Community in Rwanda.  We have posted pictures, GPS and a brief report about this project.


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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.


The old water source was far for us, but the new water source is right within the village and has very clean water. Thank you.

Evarest M. - Farmer



Sponsors


14 individual donors
mariescherbaumsnows water group
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Chapter
Longwoods Publishing Corp.
Keller Family
Kenzie Conner's Fundraising Page
Kevin Cline's Fundraising Page