Rugendo Community Well



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Country:
Rwanda

Program:
Wells for Rwanda

GPS:
Latitude -1.38
Longitude 30.39

Impact:
300 Served

Project Status:
Installed


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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



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Stories and 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!”


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Recent 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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Monitoring Data


Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump
Location:  Nyagatare, Ryabega, Rugendo, Rwanda
ProjectID: 3021
Install Date:  12/07/2011

Monitoring Data
Water Point:
Functional
Last Visit: 11/10/2016
Well Depth:  195.00M

Visit History:
05/29/2013 — Functional
02/17/2015 — Functional
08/20/2015 — Functional
11/10/2016 — Functional




Sponsors


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


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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.