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The Water Project: Kageyo -
The Water Project: Kageyo -
The Water Project: Kageyo -
The Water Project: Kageyo -
The Water Project: Kageyo -
The Water Project: Kageyo -
The Water Project: Kageyo -
The Water Project: Kageyo -

Project Status

Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump

Program: Wells for Rwanda

Impact: 279 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 one week prior to drilling. Ruhango District Engineer, LWI staff, and village leaders participated in the selection process. The site was selected to help the community access clean water because they have had no reliable safe water source. The local leaders played a major role in the success of this project. The sustainability coordinator, together with District Engineer and local leadership, has encouraged the community to contribute towards the completion of this project. They have discussed how the community can make a contribution to prepare the road to access the selected site. The local leader (cell executive secretary) has released a plot of land for the well location. After much discussion, the local leaders have mobilized the community to prepare the road and make it possible for the drilling machine to reach the site. LWI staff has provided orientation for the community on how to establish water user committee for better management of the well. The community members are willing to establish a water user committee. The community has not signed an MoU to upgrade this well into submersible pump, because the community has no electricity yet. At the end of the training, the village leader greatly appreciated Living Water interventions that enabled the community to access clean water. The community was appreciated as well for effective participation to make the road and give access to the pump.

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.


91 individual donors
Wellspring Church
Mitzah Project/Caleb Liberman
Church of Christ at Creeds
Grace United Methodist Church
FCBC Acteens