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The Water Project: Rwamabare -
The Water Project: Rwamabare -
The Water Project: Rwamabare -
The Water Project: Rwamabare -
The Water Project: Rwamabare -
The Water Project: Rwamabare -
The Water Project: Rwamabare -

Project Status



Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump

Program: Wells for Rwanda

Impact: 297 Served

Project Phase:  Installed - Aug 2012

Functionality Status:  Partner Monitoring Unavailable

Last Checkup: 12/21/2016

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Community Profile

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

A LWI Rwanda team member commented, “The people of Rwamabare were suffering because of a lack of clean water. They were having to walk 3.5 kilometers to a muddy swamp to collect water that would often make them sick.” When the team arrived, families were suffering from typhoid and malaria. During the team’s stay, community members assisted the team with the water project whenever possible. Most community members sustain their families by farming and a few teach at the nearby school. The school is located three kilometers away from the community whose students, teachers and administrative personnel all have access to the new, safe water source. Before leaving the community, the team provided community member, Nkunzumwami Telesphore, 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-two year old community member and farmer, Venust Mutavuka, who stated, “We were getting water from the swamps so now we are happy to get clean water which is good compared to before.”

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


08/20/2012: Rwamabare Village Well Complete

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


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Project Photos


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


43 individual donors
RBC Dominion Securities - Business Development Team
Wawanesa Collegiate Student Council
Omega Phi Alpha Alpha Eta Chapter
Duck Creek Community Church
Team Imagination- Mason Intermediate School
In Memory of Malachi Ray
Clear Water Meditation Circle
Kern Schools
Crafts for a Cause
Hillside Community Baptist Church
Wells Fargo Bank
The Weaver family/J M Smith Foundation
Brentwood Youth Artist