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The Water Project: Rugendo Community Well -
The Water Project: Rugendo Community Well -
The Water Project: Rugendo Community Well -
The Water Project: Rugendo Community Well -
The Water Project: Rugendo Community Well -
The Water Project: Rugendo Community Well -
The Water Project: Rugendo Community Well -
The Water Project: Rugendo Community Well -
The Water Project: Rugendo Community Well -

Project Status



Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump

Program: Wells for Rwanda

Impact: 300 Served

Project Phase:  Installed - Dec 2011

Functionality Status:  Partner Monitoring Unavailable

Last Checkup: 11/10/2016

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Community Profile

Our implementing partner reports from the field…

Rugendo is located in one of the neediest sectors in Rwanda and the thing they need the most is clean water. Their nearest source is .5 kilometers away from their community and it has been making people sick for generations. Vice mayor of social affairs for Nyagatare district, Charlotte Musabyimana, told us that a well in this community would make a big impact on the health and growth of Rugendo. The Rugendo well has a water committee consisting of a church representative, the village chief, and a village layman. The water committee has opened a bank account which will be used to fund repairs in the future, ensuring the sustainability and financial ownership of the project. Living Water International has also enlisted this well in its operation and maintenance program which will make quarterly visits to the site to ensure the pump remains operable and to do follow up health and hygiene training with the community along with telling Bible stories, praying with the community, and strengthening ties with the local church.

The LWI Rwanda team had an opportunity to meet with thirty year old community member and farmer, Bosco Mushumba, who stated, “Our old water source was far and our cows drink and bathe there. It was brown like a chocolate candy bar. The illnesses that came from it were so many. Now we have clean water for both our village and our cows. Thank you Living Water. Thank you God!”

Project Updates


12/07/2011: Rugendo Community Well is Complete

A new well has been completed for the Rugendo Community in Rwanda.  We have posted pictures, GPS coordinates and an update from the field!


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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.


Our old water source was far and our cows drink and bathe there. It was brown like a chocolate candy bar. The illnesses that came from it were so many. Now we have clean water for both our village and our cows. Thank you God!

Bosco M. - Farmer



Sponsors


2 individual donors
Shoreline 2-5 Students
Mountain View Chapel VBS
Solo Deo
Hershey School of Dance