Ruduha II



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Country:
Rwanda

Program:
Wells for Rwanda

GPS:
Latitude -2.22
Longitude 29.82

Impact:
300 Served

Project Status:
Installed


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In this community, we had no safe water source before. We had chronically
water borne diseases but we are happy now that all the peoples around this well will access clean water. I thank you very much.

Raurent G - Farmer and Small Business Owner



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Stories and Community Profile

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

When the Living Water Rwanda team arrived, 130 families, 3 local churches and a community center were dependent on an unprotected hand dug well, unprotected spring and other various forms of surface water all located a kilometer outside the community to sustain their growing water needs. Because of this, families were suffering from diarrhea and severe dehydration among other preventable water related illnesses. The community’s use of pit latrines and a pit latrine with a slab will help prevent further spread of disease in the community and simultaneously promote good hygiene behaviors. There are community health workers in the area who will also support good hygiene behaviors and have the capacity to treat other ailments. The most predominant religions in the community are Protestant and Catholic. The local Catholic, Protestant and Adventist churches will continue to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with the unreached. Care International, SNV and Compassion International are 3 other NGO’s working in the area to help provide family planning, social economics and health and education. During the team’s stay, community members assembled a water committee and community health club who assisted the team by contributing financially towards the water project and by supplying any materials they had available. These committees are responsible for helping maintain the well after the team leaves the area.

Using the Living Water Traditional Method, the team addressed: Healthy and Unhealthy Communities, Hand Washing-Proper Techniques and Water Saving Methods, Latrine Perception, Disease Transmission Stories, Tippy Tap, Proper Care of Pump and Keeping the Water Clean. After the hygiene education, the community constructed household tippy taps and a pit latrine with a slab, both for single household use.

The Living Water Rwanda team had an opportunity to meet with twenty-nine year old community member and subsistence farmer and small business owner, Raurent Gakuru, who stated, “In this community, we had no safe water source before. We had chronically water borne diseases but we are happy now that all the peoples around this well will access clean water. I thank you very much.”


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Recent Project Updates


12/17/2013: Ruduha II Project Complete

We are excited to report that the community of Ruduha II in Rwanda has a new source of safe, clean water.  We just posted a report from our partner in the field including information about the community, GPS coordinates, and pictures of the project.  Take a look, and Thank You for your help.


The Water Project : rwanda3071_01


Monitoring Data


Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump
Location:  Ruduha II, South Ruhango, Rwanda
ProjectID: 3071
Install Date:  12/17/2013

Monitoring Data
Water Point:
Functional
Last Visit: 11/14/2016
Well Depth:  98.00M

Visit History:
10/01/2014 — Functional
10/14/2014 — Functional
06/16/2015 — Functional
09/11/2015 — Functional
11/14/2016 — Functional




Contributors

Project Underwriter - Dave and Selma Hangsleben
Catholic Charities - Monica Tiben
Microsoft Matching Gifts Program/Bonnie Ziegler
Glenmora Church of Christ
Mt. Tarcoola Primary School/Fred Liddle
Cindy Bowden/Windsor Park Room 202
Monos
Reaching Out For Life
The Daly Family - Uncle Bill, Jackie, Terri, Kathleen & Families
Cloverleaf Local School District
In Honor of Jordyn Newman
Marie Murphy's Fundraising Page
106 H2O Project - Chase Elementary
37 individual donor(s)


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Country Details

Rwanda

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.