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Wells for Rwanda

Latitude -2.22
Longitude 29.78

348 Served

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"I could not believe I got water so near my home. This is a miracle!"

Pierre N - Farmer

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Stories and Community Profile

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

The site was picked in a participatory manner where the District Engineer, Bugari Village Leader and LWI staff were all involved. The site was chosen due to the high need for water in the area. The primary point person to work with was the Bugari Village Leader who also assisted the LWIR team in obtaining a plot of land for drilling. The same leader mobilized the community to attend hygiene training sessions and he requested that they contribute in forms of labor during pump installation. The sustainability coordinator discussed with the community how they could gather funds to upgrade the hand pump into an electric pump to get more water. He also oriented the community leaders on the establishment of a water management committee. Community leaders agreed to form the committee just after the project completion. The discussions resulted in mutual agreement to fix the tariff equivalent to 10 Francs per Jerican of water and 200 Francs per family per month as a pump repair savings account. The tariffs will be collected and managed by the committee once it is established. At the end of the training, one old man in the village gave a testimony on how he has lived in the same village for 45 years using unclean water from swamp. He said that it is a miracle for him and his neighbors to get water on their mountain and he thanked the LWI team greatly.

The LWI Rwanda team had an opportunity to meet with forty-nine year old community member and farmer, Pierre Nzabandora, who stated, “I could not believe I got water so near my home. This is a miracle!”

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

12/19/2012: Bugari Project Complete!

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

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Monitoring Data

Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump
Location:  Bugari, South Ruhango, Munini, Rwanda
ProjectID: 3051
Install Date:  12/19/2012

Monitoring Data
Water Point:
Last Visit: 12/02/2016
Well Depth:  230.00M

Visit History:
11/13/2014 — Functional
11/13/2014 — Functional
05/13/2015 — Functional
08/04/2015 — Functional
12/02/2016 — Functional


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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.