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The Water Project: Munini Kirehe Nyamugani -
The Water Project: Munini Kirehe Nyamugani -
The Water Project: Munini Kirehe Nyamugani -
The Water Project: Munini Kirehe Nyamugani -
The Water Project: Munini Kirehe Nyamugani -
The Water Project: Munini Kirehe Nyamugani -
The Water Project: Munini Kirehe Nyamugani -
The Water Project: Munini Kirehe Nyamugani -
The Water Project: Munini Kirehe Nyamugani -
The Water Project: Munini Kirehe Nyamugani -
The Water Project: Munini Kirehe Nyamugani -
The Water Project: Munini Kirehe Nyamugani -
The Water Project: Munini Kirehe Nyamugani -
The Water Project: Munini Kirehe Nyamugani -

Project Status



Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump

Program: Wells for Rwanda

Impact: 300 Served

Project Phase:  Installed - Jun 2012

Functionality Status:  Partner Monitoring Unavailable

Last Checkup: 11/23/2016

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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.

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


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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.



Sponsors


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