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The Water Project: Mujyejuru -
The Water Project: Mujyejuru -
The Water Project: Mujyejuru -
The Water Project: Mujyejuru -
The Water Project: Mujyejuru -
The Water Project: Mujyejuru -
The Water Project: Mujyejuru -
The Water Project: Mujyejuru -

Project Status

Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump

Program: Wells for Rwanda

Impact: 500 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…

A LWI Rwanda team member commented, “One piped tap will be installed to help the community to access clean water with moderate fee. At the school, the students were happy to get water within the school compound. The interviewed students have confirmed improvement on their hygiene and health in general because they used to get water form a non-safe source (swamp) and the majority of them delayed attending classes due to the long distances they traveled to get water. The school management has highlighted benefits such as saving money from no longer having to fetch a vehicle to obtain water. They believe that many other conditions in the community will also be improved due to having a clean water source.” During the team’s stay, community members were utilizing an unprotected spring located 2.5 kilometers away from the community to meet all of their water needs. There is a secondary school in the community with 700 students who now have access to a new, safe water source. Before leaving the community, the team provided the school headmaster with a LWI Rwanda contact number in case their well were to fall into disrepair, become subject to vandalism or theft.

The LWI Rwanda team had an opportunity to meet with twenty-three year old community member and student, Innocent Nkuranga, who stated, “No more delays for classes due to water scarcity!”  Another student stated, “We used to fetch water from a swamp far from the school and the distances forced us to be late attending classes. Now, we have a solution to our water problem.”

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.


63 individual donors
In Loving Memory of Qasim Rehman
Duck Creek Community Church
New Hope Baptist Church, Inc.
St. Ignatius Loyola Catholic Church
Zion United Church of Christ, Inc.
First United Methodist Church
Walnut Hills United Methodist Church
Kit Hinton
Stamford American International School
Pamela McFarland
Morningstar Fellowship - Youth
Gesu School's Fundraising Page