Nyabigunzo Community

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Wells for Rwanda

Latitude -2.22
Longitude 29.86

500 Served

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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.”

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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

Monitoring Data

Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump
Location:  Nyabigunzo, South Ruhango, Rwanda
ProjectID: 3078
Install Date:  02/04/2014

Monitoring Data
Water Point:
Needs Repair
Last Visit: 11/17/2016
Well Depth:  148.00M


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:
02/14/2014 — Needs Repair
02/14/2015 — Needs Repair
05/20/2015 — Needs Repair
05/20/2015 — Needs Repair
11/17/2016 — Needs Repair


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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.