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The Water Project: Kinama II -
The Water Project: Kinama II -
The Water Project: Kinama II -
The Water Project: Kinama II -
The Water Project: Kinama II -
The Water Project: Kinama II -
The Water Project: Kinama II -

Project Status



Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump

Program: Wells for Rwanda

Impact: 500 Served

Project Phase:  Installed - Jan 2013

Functionality Status:  Partner Monitoring Unavailable

Last Checkup: 09/05/2016

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Community Profile

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

The site was picked 7 days prior to drilling and Ruhango District Engineer, LWI staff, and village leaders participated in the selection process. The community and their leaders have prioritized this site to help the community to access clean water. The community leaders together with sustainability coordinator have discussed on management of water well and establishment of water user committee. The committee will help in tariff collection and managing well repairs and other well related issues. The community managed to issue a plot of land where to install the new water well. The community is committed to establish a water management committee as soon as possible. The community has not signed a Memorandum of Understanding to upgrade the well into submersible one because they don’t have electricity yet. At the end of the session, the local leaders and community appreciated Living Water’s interventions that enabled the community to access clean water. Edison Ntakirutimana- one of the community members gave a speech: Edison has described the water challenges that they have been facing for a long time. He said that majority of the community used to fetch water from a small unprotected spring but they faced a major problem during rainy season because water became salty and no one can drink it. He closed his speech by a word of thanking their local leaders and Living water that managed to provide a water well.

The LWI Rwanda team had an opportunity to meet with thirty-six year old community member and farmer, Edison Ntakirutimana, who stated, “The old water source gets salty in rainy season and people could not drink it. The new water well is good, it has clean water and is located closer to the community.”

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.

Project Updates


01/02/2013: Kinama II Project Complete

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


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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.


"The old water source gets salty in rainy season and people could not drink it. The new water well is good, it has clean water and is located closer to the community."

Edison N - Farmer



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