Rugando Village



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Country:
Rwanda

Program:
Wells for Rwanda

GPS:
Latitude -2.25
Longitude 30.71

Impact:
500 Served

Project Status:
Installed


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Stories and Community Profile

Upon completion of the project our implementing partner reported…

An elderly woman states “We were in bad need of water and now our prayers have been answered. I can’t believe I have a clean water source in a walkable distance.” When the LWI Rwanda team arrived, community members were utilizing an unprotected spring located two kilometers away from the community to meet all of their water needs. Because of this the families were left suffering from malaria, respiratory, diarrhea and other preventable water related illnesses. The LWI Rwanda team was pleased to hear the community utilizing a covered latrine pit which will help to prevent further spread of diseases in the area. Most of the community members earn a living by farming to help provide for their families. During the team’s stay, a committee was formed consisting of two men and two women who assisted the team with the water project and provided any available materials. The nearest school is located four kilometers away from the community and now students, teachers, and administrative personnel all have access to safe, clean water. LWI also provided community member, Sylvain Mutabaruka, with a LWI Rwanda number in case the well was to fall into disrepair, become subject to vandalism or theft.

The LWI Rwanda team had the opportunity to meet with forty-five year old farmer, Isodore Twahirwa, who stated, “Having clean water will reduce the worms incidents in this area. Usually if someone asked for drinking water, we would become ashamed and be forced to say we don’t have water, as it is usually dirty.”

During the hygiene education, the LWI Peru team addresses: Hand washing, how to properly transport and store water, disease transmission and prevention, how to maintain proper care of the pump, as well as signs and symptoms of dehydration and how to make Oral Rehydration Solution. All of these lessons are taught in a participatory method to help community members discover ways to improve their hygiene and sanitation choices, and implement community driven solutions.


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Recent Project Updates


06/06/2012: Clean Water Brought To A Village In Rwanda

With the completion of another well, 800 more people in Rwanda have access to clean water!  We have just posted an update from the field with pictures and GPS coordinates


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Monitoring Data


Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump
Location:  Rugando, Rwanda
ProjectID: 3024
Install Date:  06/05/2012

Monitoring Data
Water Point:
Functional
Last Visit: 12/19/2016
Well Depth:  197.00M

Visit History:
02/22/2014 — Needs Repair
03/05/2015 — Functional
04/16/2015 — Functional
07/23/2015 — Functional
10/19/2015 — Functional
12/19/2016 — Functional




Sponsors


1 individual donors
Marcia and Philip Rothblum Foundation Inc.
Deshanie's Mission for Clean Water


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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.