Kabudogo Community Well

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Wells for Rwanda

Latitude -1.54
Longitude 30.24

500 Served

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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

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Stories and 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.

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Recent 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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Monitoring Data

Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump
Location:  Gatsibo, Nyagihanga, Kabudogo
ProjectID: 3012
Install Date:  09/21/2011

Monitoring Data
Water Point:
Last Visit: 10/08/2016
Well Depth:  225.00M

Visit History:
12/04/2013 — Functional
03/02/2015 — Functional
08/11/2015 — Functional
10/08/2016 — Functional

Country Details


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.