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The Engineer of District and Living Water International Sustainability Coordinator together picked the site due to the reason of high needs of water in that village. Again the leaders of the cell were there .The leader of the village is the one in charge of the community under the supervision of the cell. This site was selected and community was involved one week prior to the drilling of this borehole. LWI Sustainability Coordinator discussed about how to set up the water committee. The community did not sign the MOU to agree in upgrading to a submersible electric pump. Sustainability made a plan to set up the water committee to manage the well and to start contributing the money for repairs. The story of the well was talking about how happy they are because of now having clean water compared to the old one, it was dirty and they used to get it from far which was a very big issue.
The LWI Rwanda team had an opportunity to meet with twenty-eight year old community member and farmer, Jamira Uwamahoro, who stated, "Here to get water is easy by now because before was hard the place was far and when it’s during hot season it become dry."
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.