Gashora Village

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Wells for Rwanda

Latitude -2.26
Longitude 30.24

500 Served

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

When the team arrived, community members were utilizing a crocodile infested unprotected spring located three kilometers away from the community to meet all of their water needs. Because of this, families were risking their lives daily to fetch contaminated water and were suffering from cholera, malaria, diarrhea and severe dehydration. During the team’s stay, community members contributed to the project whenever possible. Most community members earn a living by farming and the nearest school, who now has access to clean drinking water, is located two kilometers away from the community. Before leaving the area, the team provided a community member 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 thirty-seven year old community member and farmer, Emmanuel Bazatsinda, who stated, “This new water is clean because its coming from the ground, but the old one was dirty as it came from the lake. It used to cause sicknesses in us. We are thankful for this new water in our village. Thank you God.”

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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07/18/2012: A Well Completed In Gashora, Rwanda

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

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Monitoring Data

Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump
Location:  Eastern Bugesera, Gashora, Rwanda
ProjectID: 3030
Install Date:  07/18/2012

Monitoring Data
Water Point:
Last Visit: 12/05/2016
Well Depth:  197.00M

Visit History:
03/04/2015 — Functional
07/08/2015 — Functional
10/22/2015 — Functional
12/05/2016 — Functional

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.