Indangburezi Secondary School

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Latitude -2.23
Longitude 29.78

500 Served

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

LWI Sustainability Coordinator, District Engineer and the Headmaster of the school with 1,950 students picked this site. The site was chosen due to lack of water near the school. No local leader consulted the site because it is the site of a school, instead, the Headmaster was consulted before drilling began. The site was visited a week before the process of drilling. We discussed upgrading the hand pump to an electric pump so that can help the school get clean water near the school. The Headmaster of that school signed the MOU because they are willing to change the well from the hand pump to electric pump. The plan of sustainability is to make sure the pump is upgraded in January by continuing communications with them until it happens. It was hard for students to take time to go the long distance to get water, dirty water at that. In very dry times, the school would pay a lot of money to send the truck to go and get water for them. Now the school is happy and thankful to God and the people that have provided this water to them.

The LWI Rwanda team had an opportunity to meet with thirty-eight year old community member and teacher, Patric Cyirenga, who stated, “For this well the new water is helpful and clean compared to the old water source, students were getting sick from that dirty water and from the swamps.”

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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12/12/2012: Indangburezi Secondary School Project Complete!

We are excited to report that the students at Indangburezi Secondary School  in Rwanda have a new source of safe, clean water.  We just posted a report from the field with GPS coordinates and pictures.

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Monitoring Data

Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump
Location:  Southern, Ruhango, Munini, Indangburezi Secondary School, Rwanda
ProjectID: 3048
Install Date:  12/12/2012

Monitoring Data
Water Point:
Last Visit: 11/12/2016
Well Depth:  250.00M

Visit History:
02/04/2015 — Needs Repair
02/04/2015 — Needs Repair
05/21/2015 — Functional
07/20/2015 — Functional
11/19/2015 — Functional
11/12/2016 — Functional


39 individual donors
A Simple Act
Sam's Christening
Corydon Central Junior High School
Nancy L. Stenger
The Szabo Family
The Starkweather Marlow family
Pioneer PTSA
South Kitsap School District/Junior Class
A Drop for Africa Senior Action Project
Warren Hills Regional High School
Beaver Dam Unified School District
Marblehead Veterans Middle School
St. George Church
East Side Church of God
Tony and friends
Well Conference/Heart Campaign
Rex and Sharon Heitz
Kara Crumpler's Senior Project

...and 1 other fundraising pages

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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.