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The Water Project: Kibingo Secondary School -
The Water Project: Kibingo Secondary School -
The Water Project: Kibingo Secondary School -
The Water Project: Kibingo Secondary School -
The Water Project: Kibingo Secondary School -
The Water Project: Kibingo Secondary School -
The Water Project: Kibingo Secondary School -
The Water Project: Kibingo Secondary School -
The Water Project: Kibingo Secondary School -

Project Status



Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump

Program: Wells for Rwanda

Impact: 500 Served

Project Phase:  Installed - Dec 2012

Functionality Status:  Partner Monitoring Unavailable

Last Checkup: 11/12/2016

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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.”

 

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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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


81 individual donors
Melissa Harris Perry's Daughter
Wayward Saint
Landscape Inspirations, LLC
Valentine Cards for Water
Anita M Pinkston
Kavanagh Blakeslee Group
Smith Center High School
Happy Movie
Little Women Club of Fernandina Beach
Sara Ning's second birthday
Monk Joe & Jezebelfaith
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Mason Intermediate School Team Aspire
First Giving
Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
Fusion Youth Ministry
Waves of Faith
Gordon Graydon Memorial Secondary School
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Celeste Scott's Fundraising Page
Erika Baer's Fundraising Page
Good Shepherd UMC Fundraising Page