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The Water Project: College Adventists de Gitwe II -
The Water Project: College Adventists de Gitwe II -
The Water Project: College Adventists de Gitwe II -
The Water Project: College Adventists de Gitwe II -
The Water Project: College Adventists de Gitwe II -
The Water Project: College Adventists de Gitwe II -
The Water Project: College Adventists de Gitwe II -
The Water Project: College Adventists de Gitwe II -

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: Dec 2012

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Community Profile

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

A LWI Rwanda team member commented, “The site was picked on 21st August 2012 by the Headmaster together with Living water staff and District Engineer. The site was picked because the school had the challenge to get clean water especially during dry season. The visiting team had discussed the well management and the school is in process of upgrading it into a submersible pump. The school has signed an MOU and they have budgeted for any repairs that may happen.” During the team’s stay, community members assembled a water committee who assisted the team with the water project whenever possible. Most community members are of the 950 students at the secondary school boarding school or work at the local clinic. Before leaving the community, the team provided the headmaster 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 teacher, Issa Sibomana, who stated, “The new water is good because it will remain in its place, but the previous sources would go dry and always had dirty water.”

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.