Project 2018-001

Well and a hand pump in Rweru Village, Rwanda

Country Rwanda
Village Rweru
Type Well and hand pump
Partner Heaven’s Family
 Cost $6,000
Status Funded

Rweru Village is a rural village that is called a “Reconciliation Village”. “Reconciliation Villages” arose from the aftermath of the devastation of the country due to the horrific mass murder of the Tutsi tribe during the Rwanda Genocide in 1994 by the Hutu tribe. In these villages, offender families and victim families live side by side and in peace. All have gone through a therapeutic healing program where repentance, forgiveness, and reconciliation has occurred through applying Biblical principles. The process can be long and difficult, but the hard work has paid off. Still these are very impoverished villages and the work continues to help the people become more self-sufficient through education, various forms of farming and vocational training, parenting skills, and discipleship.

There is no well in this village. The current water source is a small lake approximately one mile from the village. Water-related illness is common such as bilharzia (schistosomiasis – a disease caused by parasitic worms), cholera, and amoeba adversely affecting children and adults. Occasionally adults have drowned in the lake while fetching water, when the lake is high during the rainy season. Five people lost their lives in 2017.

The $6,000 project was made possible through the generosity of two World Changers who wish to remain anonymous.