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The Water Project: Gashora Village -
The Water Project: Gashora Village -
The Water Project: Gashora Village -
The Water Project: Gashora Village -
The Water Project: Gashora Village -
The Water Project: Gashora Village -
The Water Project: Gashora Village -
The Water Project: Gashora Village -

Project Status

Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump

Program: Wells for Rwanda

Impact: 500 Served

Project Phase: 
Community Managed
Implementing Partner Monitoring Data Unavailable
Initial Installation: Jul 2012

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Community Profile

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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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.


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