Munini Community



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Country:
Rwanda

Program:
Wells for Rwanda

GPS:
Latitude -2.22
Longitude 29.79

Impact:
500 Served

Project Status:
Installed


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Stories and Community Profile

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

 This site picked by LWI Sustainability Coordinator, the District Engineer, and the local leader in that village. It was picked because of lack of water in that area they used to get water from the swamps in addition to it being dirty so that’s why we decided to pick the site. Here the local leader and the executive of the cell consulted in siting the well. The chief of the village together with the cell’s leader in charge. The site was visited a week before the drilling team was to start. The Sustainability Coordinator of LWI visited the site and discussed about the committee to control the well and paying some money for the purpose of the security of the well. The importance of collecting a water fee for this hand pump was communicated to the community. Such importance exists for the funds to complete a repair, should the hand pump break at any point in the future.

The LWI Rwanda team had an opportunity to meet with forty-two year old community member, Francine Mukashema, who stated, “The comparison between the old water and the new one is different the old water was from the swamps and used to be shared with the cows, so when you compare this is so great to have the new water which is clean.”

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: Munini Community Project Complete!

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


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Monitoring Data


Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump
Location:  Southern, Ruhango, Munini Community, Rwanda
ProjectID: 3049
Install Date:  02/06/2013

Monitoring Data
Water Point:
Functional
Last Visit: 11/22/2016
Well Depth:  197.00M

Visit History:
01/27/2015 — Functional
06/15/2015 — Functional
09/14/2015 — Functional
11/22/2016 — Functional




Sponsors


24 individual donors
John Hersey High School
Laura C. Shaw/Sappington Elementary School
The Boys and Girls Seneca Square Bakers Club
Univ. Central Florida; Professional Sewing Program
Smith Middle School
Leonard Elementary School
Sacred Heart Catholic Church - Mustard Seed Fund
Brennen Elementary
Bayside Intermediate National Jr. Honor Society
Pierce Student Council, Chicago
Pasadena High School
Sappington Elementary School


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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.