Biharagu



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Country:
Rwanda

Program:
Wells for Rwanda

GPS:
Latitude -2.42
Longitude 30.13

Impact:
320 Served

Project Status:
Installed


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Stories and Community Profile

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

When the LWI Rwanda team arrived, community members were dependent on a water catchment system located three kilometers away from the community to meet all of their water needs. Because of this, families were suffering from malaria. The LWI Rwanda team was pleased to learn of the community’s use of a covered pit latrine as this 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 or by teaching at the nearby school. Before leaving the community, the team provided a local 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-nine year old community member and farmer, Sandline Habimana, who stated, “We have been using water affected by washouts and runoff but now this source won’t be facing that challenge.”

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


07/18/2012: A New Well, New Possibilities

We are excited to report that the village of Biharagu, Rwanda, now has access to safe, clean water.  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, Kamabuye, Biharagu, Rwanda
ProjectID: 3032
Install Date:  07/18/2012

Monitoring Data
Water Point:
Functional
Last Visit: 12/05/2016
Well Depth:  180.00M

Visit History:
02/04/2015 — Functional
05/06/2015 — Functional
08/04/2015 — Functional
12/05/2016 — Functional




Country Details

Rwanda

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.