College Adventists de Gitwe II

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Wells for Rwanda

Latitude -2.24
Longitude 29.69

500 Served

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Stories and 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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Recent Project Updates

12/04/2012: GPS For Bweramana

Just a quick update to let you know that we just posted the GPS coordinates for the project in Bweramana, Rwanda.  Check it out!

12/03/2012: Bweramana Project Complete!

We are excited to report that the school in Bweramana, Rwanda has a new well supplying safe, clean water the the students and community.  We just posted a report from the field with information about the project, and pictures of the site.  We’re working on getting GPS coordinates and will let you know as soon as they are up.

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10/18/2012: A Brief Project Update

We are told by our partner that Project updates are on their way; we expect them in the next few weeks.  We’ll be sure to pass them along as soon as we can.

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Monitoring Data

Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump
Location:  Southern, Ruhango, Bweramana, College Adventists de Gitwe II, Rwanda
ProjectID: 3039
Install Date:  12/03/2012

Monitoring Data
Water Point:
Last Visit: 11/11/2016
Well Depth:  131.00M

Visit History:
05/12/2014 — Functional
12/05/2014 — Functional
04/17/2015 — Functional
07/29/2015 — Functional
11/18/2015 — Functional
11/11/2016 — Functional


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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.