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The Water Project: Nyabigunzo Community -
The Water Project: Nyabigunzo Community -
The Water Project: Nyabigunzo Community -
The Water Project: Nyabigunzo Community -
The Water Project: Nyabigunzo Community -
The Water Project: Nyabigunzo Community -
The Water Project: Nyabigunzo Community -
The Water Project: Nyabigunzo Community -
The Water Project: Nyabigunzo Community -
The Water Project: Nyabigunzo Community -
The Water Project: Nyabigunzo Community -

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: Feb 2014

Project Features

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Community Profile

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

Upon the Living Water Rwanda team’s arrival, it was getting dark but the villagers in this community were relentless as they braced the cold and drizzles to see the rolling in of the huge machines into their community. There are 131 families and a Community Center who now have access to a safe water source and are no longer dependent on unprotected hand dug wells, springs or other various forms of surface water.
During the team’s stay, community members assembled a Water Committee and Community Health Club who assisted with the water project and guarded the equipment. There are Community Health Workers also working in the area to provide basic medical and preventive care. With access to a safe water source coupled with current hygiene facilities such as: pit latrines, latrines with a slab and ventilated improved pit (VIP) latrines, the reduction of water borne illness is expected. Most residents are of Protestant or Catholic faith and with continued cultivation from the local Protestant, Catholic and Adventist churches, the Good News will continue to be shared with the unreached. There are several other NGOs working in Nyabigunchzo Community including: Care International, SNV and Compassion International. These NGOs are working to provide family planning guidance, and social, economic and health education and promoting childhood education.

Using the Living Water Traditional Method, the team addressed: Disease Transmission, Healthy and Unhealthy Communities, Hand Washing-Proper Techniques and Water Saving Methods, Latrine Perception, Good-Bad Hygiene Behaviors, Disease Transmission Stories, Clean Hands Clean Hearts, Tippy Tap and Keeping the Water Clean. The community contributed towards the construction of the project; including the construction of household tippy taps.

The Living Water Rwanda team had an opportunity to meet with 55 year old community member and farmer, Ndahimana Cyliaque, who stated, “This water is very near to us, we will no longer have to travel down the valley to fetch water.”

Project Updates

02/04/2014: Nyabigunzo Community Project Complete

We are excited to report that the community of Nyabigunzo, 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.  Just think how the lives of these children will change with clean water right in their own community.  Take a look, and Thank You for your help!

The Water Project : rwanda3078-11

Project Photos

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.


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