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Wells for Rwanda

Latitude -2.24
Longitude 29.80

500 Served

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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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12/19/2012: Mujyejuru Project Complete!

We are excited to report that the community of Mujyejuru, 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:  Mujyejuru, Ruhango, Nyamagana, Rwanda
ProjectID: 3053
Install Date:  12/19/2012

Monitoring Data
Water Point:
Needs Repair
Last Visit: 12/05/2016
Well Depth:  344.00M


We are actively working with this partner to resolve the issues in this community. The "last visit" date is not necessarily the date we were notified by the partner of any potential problems. Once informed of downtime, we work to respond quickly. We will update the project status when these issues are resolved.

Visit History:
10/30/2014 — Needs Repair
03/27/2015 — Needs Repair
03/27/2015 — Needs Repair
12/05/2016 — Needs Repair


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

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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.