Cyeru Community

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Wells for Rwanda

Latitude -2.23
Longitude 29.85

500 Served

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

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.

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Recent Project Updates

12/12/2012: Cyeru Community Project Complete!

We are excited to report that the community of Cyeru, 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, Ntongwe, Cyeru Community, Rwanda
ProjectID: 3050
Install Date:  02/06/2013

Monitoring Data
Water Point:
Last Visit: 11/12/2016
Well Depth:  246.00M

Visit History:
01/20/2015 — Functional
06/25/2015 — Functional
09/16/2015 — Functional
11/12/2016 — Functional


25 individual donors
GSNC Troop 2032
Fasel Family
Algonquin Regional High School
Gorham Middle School
Amherst Middle School
Pequannock Valley Middle School
Wynne High School
John Hersey High School
The Weaver family/J M Smith Foundation
Canfield Education Association

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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.