Thanks to you, this community now has access to clean and safe drinking water. This tap stand receives its water from a large gravity fed system serving surrounding communities all over the Rulindo district. Additionally, our local partners trained community health workers and local leaders to disseminate positive hygiene and household sanitation messages to their respective communities.
Each family using the new water source contributed toward their project's construction -- a small fee, but one that helps instill a sense of personal ownership for the project. Each family will continue to pay a small amount to use the water; the community will save this money for any necessary maintenance and repairs.
The people here, especially women and children, used to walk up to two hours to collect water for their families. And the water wasn't safe to drink and often made people sick. Thanks to your help, people here are walking significantly less every day to collect water. Most importantly, the water they bring home each day is safe enough to drink.
We are thrilled and proud to update you on our partners’ sustainability efforts for this project! The Rulindo District Water Board has been working with our partner, Water for People, to maintain the water projects your generous support helped make possible. They survey community members to make sure they're satisfied with the water flow and quality. If repairs are needed, the message can reach regional representatives quickly, and they'll work to make sure the water project is fixed quickly. We're eager to watch as this new system helps keep water flowing in this community for years to come!See how we tied your Dollars to Projects
We publish a project when we've approved a final report from our partners and made sure your project is working for the best of the community.
Rwanda is the beautiful land of a thousand hills. More than 11 million people call it home, and over 80% of them depend entirely on agriculture. In a country where 45% of the population lives below the poverty line, a third of rural Rwandans don't have access to clean drinking water. Thanks to your help, we're working to change that!
These are the GPS coordinates of your project, plotted in Google Maps. A GPS (Global Positioning System) coordinate is the exact latitude and longitude of any given point on the Earth’s surface. charity: water uses GPS coordinates to record the location of each water project we fund. Please note: there are many of different formats for GPS. We use degree decimal format.
This is the population of the community that has access to your water project.
The water technologies we fund depend on the region's water availability, culture and economic conditions. Our partners survey each site and meet with the communities to determine the best solution. This community received a tap stand connected to a large scale system providing water to many tap stands.
This is the cost of the water project you funded. Costs vary by country and by project type, and depend on a wide range of variables such as the local cost of fuel and cement at the time your project was built. This project’s cost includes any hygiene training or community maintenance models for the project’s sustainability.
charity: water works with partners in the field to build and implement water projects. Our partners have years of experience. They know the land, the people, the culture and the most appropriate water technology for each area of work. They report this data from the field to help us provide proof of your completed project(s).
This ID is how we track your project in our system.
A generous donor matched this donation.