Cyeru Community Well



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Country:
Rwanda

Program:
Wells for Rwanda

GPS:
Latitude -2.05
Longitude 30.08

Impact:
180 Served

Project Status:
Installed


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We are happy to have good and clear water near home. We used to fetch water which was unclean and caused many problems in our lives.

Edward M. - Farmer



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Stories and Community Profile

Upon completion of the project our implementing partner reported…

A LWI Rwanda team member commented, “We love to see communities take this kind of ownership of their water point. They have also promised to share their excess water with the surrounding community to bless them as well. LWI has also enlisted this well in its operation and maintenance program which will make quarterly visits to the site to check on the pump 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.” When the team arrived, community members were utilizing a protected spring located 1.5 kilometers away from the community to meet all of their water needs. Because of this, families were suffering from dysentery, typhoid and malaria. 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. Most community members sustain their families by farming and selling what excess produce they have at nearby markets. The nearest school is located 1.5 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, Aime Nkunda, 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-four year old community member and farmer, Edward Mukvendo, who stated, “We are happy to have good and clear water near home. We used to fetch water which was unclean and caused many problems in our lives.”

Arthur Kaneza taught health and hygiene on December 8, 2011 to the villagers of Cyeru. The health and hygiene teachings will be reinforced by our operations and maintenance team which will make quarterly visits to this site. During the hygiene education, Arthur addressed: Disease transmission, germs, hand washing, proper water saving techniques, healthy and unhealthy communities, causes of diarrhea, Oral Rehydration Solution, how to take proper care of the pump, how to keep the water clean, community mapping and identifying good and bad hygiene behaviors, disease transmission stories, clean hands and clean hearts and dental hygiene. The well at Cyeru will be used by a women’s cooperative which is teaching good farming practices, as well as animal husbandry and how to make goat dairy products. The cooperative is organizing its own funding as well, in order to upgrade this pump to a solar submersible installation, which is why the pump pad is of a different from normal shape. The plan is for this solar upgrade to be done by the end of January; until then, the people will be served by the hand pump installed by Living Water International. We love to see communities take this kind of ownership of their water point. They have also promised to share their excess water with the surrounding community to bless them as well. Living Water International has also enlisted this well in its operation and maintenance program which will make quarterly visits to the site to check on the pump 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.


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Recent Project Updates


12/28/2011: Cyeru Community Well Completed

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


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Monitoring Data


Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump
Location:  Cyeru, Bugesera, Nyamata, Kanazi, Rwanda
ProjectID: 3022
Install Date:  12/28/2011

Monitoring Data
Water Point:
Functional
Last Visit: 12/20/2016
Well Depth:  135.00M

Visit History:
02/04/2015 — Functional
02/04/2015 — Functional
08/20/2015 — Functional
12/20/2016 — Functional




Sponsors


90 individual donors
Youth With a Mission Los Angeles
Dennis-Kerri&Family
Duck Creek Community Church
Iris Restaurant
Teachers at Plainfield Readiness School
Corvallis High School
Roux Associates, Inc.
River Road Baptist Church
Pine View Key Club Fundraiser


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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.