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The Water Project: Nyanda Village -
The Water Project: Nyanda Village -
The Water Project: Nyanda Village -
The Water Project: Nyanda Village -
The Water Project: Nyanda Village -
The Water Project: Nyanda Village -
The Water Project: Nyanda Village -

Project Status



Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump

Program: Wells for Rwanda

Impact: 361 Served

Project Phase:  Installed - Jul 2012

Functionality Status:  Partner Monitoring Unavailable

Last Checkup: 12/19/2016

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Community Profile

Upon completion of the project, our partner in the field reports…

When the LWI Rwanda team arrived, community members were utilizing a river located half of a kilometer away from the community to meet their most immediate water needs. Because of this, families were suffering from malaria, diarrhea and severe dehydration. The community’s use of a covered pit latrine 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 and provided any materials they had available. Most community members earn a living by farming and selling what excess produce they have at nearby markets. Before leaving the community, the team provided a community member and farmer 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 twenty-five year old community member and farmer, Emmanuel Bonane, who stated, “We have been using dirty water from a swamp close to the rice farms. Our new water source has clean water free from fertilizers.”

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


07/18/2012: Well Completed In Nyanda, Rwanda

We are excited to report that a new well is providing safe, clean water to the village of Nyanda, Rwanda.  We have just posted a report from the field with GPS coordinates and pictures


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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.