Munini Kirehe Nyamugani

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Wells for Rwanda

Latitude -2.29
Longitude 30.74

300 Served

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Stories and Community Profile

Upon completion of the project our implementing partner reported…

A community member stated, “We did not have water in Munini village, and getting drinking water was very difficult. It is time for us to be joyous and grateful to everyone who made this project a success!” When the LWI Rwanda team arrived, community members were utilizing a muddy river and other methods to gather water about one kilometer away from the community to meet all of their water needs. Because of this families were left suffering from malaria, diarrhea and other preventable water related illnesses. The LWI Rwanda team was pleased to hear that the community members were utilizing covered latrine pits which will prevent further spread of diseases. During the teams’ stay, a water committee consisting of one man and two women assisted the team with the water project and provided any available materials. Most of the community members earn a living by farming to provide for their families. The nearest school was located two kilometers away from the community and now students, teachers and administrative personnel all have access to safe, clean water. Before leaving the community LWI provided a community member with a LWI Rwanda contact number in case the well were to fall into disrepair, become subject to vandalism or theft.

The LWI Rwanda team had the opportunity to meet with twenty-one year old, farmer, Christine Nzamwitakuze “We have a clean water source in our neighborhood. We are saved from travelling long distances in search of dirty water.”

During the hygiene education, the LWI Rwanda 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: A New Well For The Village Of Munini

We are excited to report that a new well has been completed in Munini, Rwanda!  We have just posted a report from the field, as well as pictures and GPS coordinates

The Water Project : minini-rwanda-3026_page_09_image_0002-3

Monitoring Data

Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump
Location:  Munini, Rwanda
ProjectID: 3026
Install Date:  06/05/2012

Monitoring Data
Water Point:
Last Visit: 11/23/2016
Well Depth:  164.00M

Visit History:
09/10/2014 — Functional
09/10/2014 — Functional
04/30/2015 — Functional
07/20/2015 — Functional
10/26/2016 — Functional
11/23/2016 — Functional


59 individual donors
World Water Works, Inc.
Pharmacy Team Huntington, WV
Duck Creek Community Church
Schwab Charitable Fund
LASB DST Pennies for Africa
San Antonio Christian Schools

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Country Details


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.