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The Water Project: Kabudogo Community Well -
The Water Project: Kabudogo Community Well -
The Water Project: Kabudogo Community Well -
The Water Project: Kabudogo Community Well -
The Water Project: Kabudogo Community Well -
The Water Project: Kabudogo Community Well -
The Water Project: Kabudogo 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: 10/08/2016

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Community Profile

Our implementing partner reports from the field…

The people of Kabudogo were spending large amounts of time fetching water that was making them sick. This well is a huge blessing. When the team arrived, community members were dependent on an unprotected hand dug well located one kilometer away from the community, to meet all of their water needs. 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 with the water project whenever possible and provided security over the project during the night. Most community members sustain their families by farming or by teaching at the nearby school. The nearest school is located one 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, Francis Hakizimana, 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 fifty-three year old community member and farmer, Anthony Kagarama, who stated, “The old water source was very far at around 2 kilometers and not clean. This new water is near my house and is so clean! Thank you God!”

LWI Rwanda hygiene instructor, Melchizedek Keoye, shared an introductory hygiene lesson with 344 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, causes of diarrhea, how to take proper care of the pump, how to keep the water clean, tippy tap and simple hand washing devises, community mapping and identifying good and bad hygiene behavior, disease transmission stories and dental hygiene.

Project Updates


09/21/2011: Kabudogo Community Well Completed

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


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Project Photos


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 very far at around 2 kilometers and not clean. This new water is near my house and is so clean! Thank you God!

Anthony K. - Farmer



Sponsors


4 individual donors
De Novo Imports
Indian Church's Fundraising Page