Kibingo Secondary School

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Latitude -2.22
Longitude 29.78

500 Served

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Stories and Community Profile

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

The site picked by the District Engineer, Headmaster and the LWI Sustainability Coordinator. The site was chosen due to the high need of water in the school. The well is controlled by the Headmaster of this school. They discussed how to change the hand pump to an electric pump. LWI’s Sustainability Coordinator discussed with the school to upgrade the pump and the school agreed to do it in January 2013. The students talked about how they were using dirty water which causes illness and how their uniforms would change colors because of using poor water to wash with. They are happy for this new source of water and they give thanks to God. During the team’s stay, community members assembled a water committee who assisted the team with the water project whenever possible. Most residents are of the 823 students, teachers or faculty at the boarding school. Before leaving the community the team provided a student 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 year old community member and accountant, Charisa Yankurije, who stated, “When you compare the old water and the new one you see a big difference. Now the new water is clean compared to the old one and it is very helpful because people were struggling to get the old water in addition to it being dirty.”


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Recent Project Updates

12/03/2012: Kibingo Secondary School Project Complete!

We are excited to report that the Kibingo Secondary School in Rwanda has a new source of safe, clean water.  We just posted a report from the field including GPS coordinates and pictures from the site.

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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, Kibingo Secondary School, Rwanda
ProjectID: 3041
Install Date:  12/03/2012

Monitoring Data
Water Point:
Last Visit: 11/12/2016
Well Depth:  164.00M

Visit History:
02/12/2014 — Functional
03/02/2015 — Functional
08/11/2015 — Functional
11/12/2016 — 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.