Ngarama Community Well



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Country:
Rwanda

Program:
Wells for Rwanda

GPS:
Latitude -1.59
Longitude 30.39

Impact:
500 Served

Project Status:
Installed


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Stories and Community Profile

Our implementing partner reports…

The well site at Ngarama was chosen by Mayor Ambrose Rubonera of Gatisbo District. There are over 2500 households in this community and very limited water. A major problem the community was having is that the closest water source was across the highway from Ngarama. The mayor told us that there had been many accidents over the years, especially involving children being hit by cars as they went to fetch water. The police were also trying to discourage the people of Ngarama from crossing the road to get their water and would puncture the tires of the bicycles the people used for fetching water.

For well governance, this community has a water committee with three members: the village chief, a church representative, and a villager who offered a portion of his land for the installation of the well. The water committee has opened a bank account which they plan to use to fund repairs on the well for its long term sustainability.

LWI encourages communities to have a bank account which can cover costs of repairs so that the communities take more vested ownership of the project. That said, LWI will also be overseeing the sustainability of this project, having enrolled it into our operations and maintenance program which will visit the site quarterly, making necessary repairs, doing preventive maintenance, teaching follow-up health and hygiene, and also performing follow-up evangelism by way of Bible story telling.


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Recent Project Updates


10/13/2011: Ngarama Community Well Completed

A new well has been completed for the Ngarama Community in Rwanda.  We have posted pictures, a report from the field and map coordinates.


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Monitoring Data


Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump
Location:  Gatsibo, Kabarore, Ngarama, Rwanda
ProjectID: 3013
Install Date:  10/13/2011

Monitoring Data
Water Point:
Functional
Last Visit: 10/07/2016
Well Depth:  96.00M

Visit History:
12/04/2013 — Functional
02/20/2015 — Functional
08/27/2015 — Functional
10/07/2016 — Functional




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Saints Francis and Clare Catholic 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.