Kanyete Community



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Country:
Rwanda

Program:
Wells for Rwanda

GPS:
Latitude -2.22
Longitude 29.85

Impact:
500 Served

Project Status:
Installed


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The new water is very clean compared with the old one because people were getting diseases due to the bad water. Now this is helpful to the people in this village we are happy and many thanks to God and the people providing water for us.

Francine Z - Farmer



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Stories and Community Profile

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

LWI Rwanda’s Sustainability Coordinator with the District Engineer selected this site. They picked the site due to high needs of clean water in this community. The leader of the village is the one in charge of the well under the supervision of the cell. LWI personnel together with the community discussed how they should setup the water committee and manage the well by collecting money in the case of repairing this hand pump at some point later on. The area does not have electricity yet so the community did not make any commitments to upgrade the pump to submersible later on. The testimony of the well is how the people were thanking God due to clean water and the interview person talked about how the kids were getting sick caused by the dirty water and thankful to the people providing this clean water. Community members were suffering from malaria, diarrhea and severe dehydration among other preventable water related illnesses. During the team’s stay, community members assembled a water committee consisting of one man and two women who assisted the team with the water project whenever possible. Most community members sustain their families by farming or by teaching at the nearby school.

The LWI Rwanda team had an opportunity to meet with forty-five year old community member and farmer, Francine Zanika, who stated, “The new water is very clean compared with the old one because people were getting diseases due to the bad water. Now this is helpful to the people in this village we are happy and many thanks to God and the people providing water for us.”

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


12/12/2012: Kanyete Community Project Complete!

We are excited to report that the community of Kanyete in Rwanda has a new source of safe, clean water.  We just posted a report including information about the community, GPS coordinates, and pictures.


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Monitoring Data


Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump
Location:  Southern, Ruhango, Ntongwe, Kanyete Community, Rwanda
ProjectID: 3047
Install Date:  12/12/2012

Monitoring Data
Water Point:
Functional
Last Visit: 11/10/2016
Well Depth:  164.00M

Visit History:
01/28/2015 — Functional
01/28/2015 — Functional
06/09/2015 — Functional
09/02/2015 — Functional
11/10/2016 — Functional




Country Details

Rwanda

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.