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The Water Project: Bugari -
The Water Project: Bugari -
The Water Project: Bugari -
The Water Project: Bugari -
The Water Project: Bugari -
The Water Project: Bugari -
The Water Project: Bugari -
The Water Project: Bugari -
The Water Project: Bugari -

Project Status

Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump

Program: Wells for Rwanda

Impact: 348 Served

Project Phase: 
Community Managed
Implementing Partner Monitoring Data Unavailable
Initial Installation: Dec 2012

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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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Project Type

Borehole and Hand Pump

Girls and women walk long distances for water when safe water is very often right under their feet! Underground rivers, called aquifers, often contain a constant supply of safe water – but you have to get to it. No matter what machine or piece of equipment is used, all drilling is aiming for a borehole that reaches into an aquifer. If the aquifer has water - and after the well is developed - we are able to pull water to the surface utilizing a hand-pump. If all goes as planned, the community is left with a safe, closed water source providing around 5 gallons of water a minute through a hand-pump.

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

Pierre N - Farmer


58 individual donors
St. Johnsbury School
Maple College
Girl Scout Troop 3135
Maple(IMDI): JiSeungKong / HyoWonNam / MinWooKim / JoonSangKim / NaHyunKim / SeonChoi / SeoHeePark / KyuleeKim / YooRiJang
Maple: SeHwaJung, SeoHyunJo, SheHyunPark, HyeMinKim, JunHeLee, WonJungYang, JungHyunKim, OohJinJung
Maple (I TEPS 2): JaeSeokHa / JiHooNa / SeoYoungKim / AhYoungChoi / JiSooKang / MinJoonLee / SeungHwanJung / OoJinSah / SeungBin
Maple(IMg3C): ChaeLinLee / SeungRyungChoi / HyunJiHa / DaHyunYang / YungYoonKim / YoungEunCho / SeoJinKim / JungWonMoon
Maple(IMMI 4): TaeSeungLee / GeunHeeKim / JiHyunKim / SeungJunLee / DongWooKim / KyngHyunPark /YoungInKoo / yoonKyoShin / YaeE
Maple(IMDB): SeHyunLee / SeungYoonPark / YooJinKim / JunSeungPark / JiMinHa / MinGilJang / GeunWooPark / SeungHyeJeun / ChangGeu
Maple(IMDD): YoungJinKim / SooMinLee / SeungJunKim / ChaeYeonLee / JunSeoLee / HeeWonKang / ChaeJooSong / JunYongPark / JiHwanKi
Maple(I TEPS 1): HaeLeeSeo / YoonSooKim / SoJungPark / SeoYoungPark / HeeSungKang / SooBinCho / KyungEunKim / YooHaNam / HyeMinP
Maple (IMg3B): SungJunKoo, DoHwanKim, DaJinLee, DaYeonLee, HyeYoonSong, HyunSooSeo, JunMinShin, DaJunPark, YonJungYang
Maple (I TEPS 3): DoSeungShim / KyungHwanNam / JiYoungLee / MinSeoJung / YoonJungHeo / HyunWooYang / YaeJiChoi / EunYoungJang /
Maple(IMDA): JinYeJung / JooHyunPark / GeunHeeLee / HeeJungOh / YoungOoHan / MinJaeCho / SeungMinPark / TaeYeonKim / SeoungMinLe
Maple(IMMI3): AhRyunKim / SeoYoonKim / DongHweKimi / DoHyunKim / HyoSupShin / HyunKooPark / SeungMinSong / SeungRyulLee / YooJun
Maple(IMDC): HaEunKim / ChangMinLim / JaeKyungHyun / MinSeoKim / HyunJooSong / KyungWookLim / KyooWonKim / YoonSeoChoi
Victor Central School District
In Memory of Scott Young
Franklin & Bushman Families
Zoe Jung's Birthday
Cotter Schools
Puyallup School District
Campus Students for Christ
Got Help? -Lincoln School
Everyone Givvs
The Fulton County YMCA
Skagerak Int. School, Middle School - c/o C.Myklebust
Beaverlodge Regional High School
Daniel High School
Aidan Mellor
Bingham Elementary IPS No. 84
Laurus Academy
Grace UMC Sioux City
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, So. Middlesex Alumnae Chapter
Richmond Hill High School
Carter Lomax Middle School
First Presbyterian Church
Jessica Liang's Fundraising Page