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The Water Project: Musenyi Community Well -
The Water Project: Musenyi Community Well -
The Water Project: Musenyi Community Well -
The Water Project: Musenyi Community Well -
The Water Project: Musenyi Community Well -
The Water Project: Musenyi Community Well -
The Water Project: Musenyi Community Well -
The Water Project: Musenyi Community Well -
The Water Project: Musenyi Community Well -
The Water Project: Musenyi Community Well -
The Water Project: Musenyi Community Well -
The Water Project: Musenyi Community Well -

Project Status



Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump

Program: Wells for Rwanda

Impact: 500 Served

Project Phase:  Installed - Nov 2011

Functionality Status:  Partner Monitoring Unavailable

Last Checkup: 12/20/2016

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Community Profile

The people of Musenyi had to walk over a kilometer to swampy unprotected spring for their water. The vice mayor of social affairs for the district of Nyagatare, Charlotte Musabyimana, asked LWI Rwanda if we could help these people. After visiting the community and talking to the people and hearing their stories of the ravaging effects of diarrhea disease and malaria that has been a norm in this community, we decided this would be a great place for a well. A well committee has been formed for this well, consisting of the village chief, a church representative, and a layman from the village. This committee has opened a bank account which will help fund repairs in the future and ensure financial ownership of the well by the community which will assist in the project’s long-term sustainability. This well has also been enrolled in LWI’s operations and maintenance program which will ensure that the site is visited quarterly to check on the pump’s operability, as well as to perform follow-up health and hygiene training, tell Bible stories, pray with the community, and strengthen ties with the local church. Most community members earn a living by herding cattle for daily wages. The nearest school is located two kilometers 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, Pierre Akizimana, 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 thirty-three year old community member and cattle herder, Augustine Ngwabije, who stated, “We are excited about our new water pump. Having clean water in our village will transform our lives. We are thankful to God and to Living Water International.”

Melchizedek Keoye taught health and hygiene practices to 50 local people in the village of Musenyi. LWI Rwanda hygiene educator, Melchizedek, 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, good and bad hygiene behaviors, disease transmission stories, clean hands and clean hearts and dental hygiene.

Project Updates


11/09/2011: Musenyi Community Well is Completed

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


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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.


We are excited about our new water pump. Having clean water in our village will transform our lives.

Augustine N. - Cattle Herder



Sponsors


86 individual donors
Nitya Surya
Duck Creek Community Church
EmpathyTURNEDON.com
Dylans Dharma
Oyster River High School
ASA Summerfuel
American Endowment Foundation
Kehillat Israel Blue Room Children and Families, 2010-11
SECA Environmental Supply, LLC
Powell United Methodist Women
Chaparral Middle School
Ecole Seconaire Ballenas Secondary School
Neighborhood Artists
Delta Sigma Theta Soroity Inc - Framingham
Lackland Chapel Community, USAF