GAKOMA II, RWANDA

IN PROGRESS

STATUS

people impacted

dollars funded

FUNDED MAY 4, 2022

The community families are suffering from waterborne illnesses such as typhoid, diarrhea, cholera and parasites. Women and children are walking 3 miles to find water and it is contaminated. This puts them at risk of being attacked, especially when going alone.

Many families spend what little resources they earn on medications to treat parasites and waterborne illnesses continuing the cycle of poverty. It’s difficult to find and maintain work when you are not healthy. Students struggle to focus when their bellies are full of parasites, or they are weak and dehydrated due to constant diarrhea.

THE CURRENT WATER SOURCE FOR THE COMMUNITY

A young girl gathers muddy water from the river, to carry back on foot.

Below are the technical plans and tank drawing for the proposed water storage system.  Living Water International will provide training and backstopping support to local water user committees and local government structures. Water users will pay small monthly water user fees by household and these funds will be collected and managed by the water user committee for future repairs and maintenance of the system.

All projects are made possible by World Changers.