Volunteers Make 489 Home Visits

Reported by Rebero Jean d'Amour
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February 01, 2020

Volunteers Make 489 Home Visits

Reported by Rebero Jean d'Amour, Story written by Amanda Mulder

During the month of February 2020, Water Project volunteers visited recipient families in the sectors of Mwogo, Rilima, Ntarama, Gashora and Gahanga sectors. Water team helped households beneficiaries of water filters to have filters working well whereby conducting backwashing and adding sand when needed. They also mobilized beneficiaries on the importance of drinking and using clean water and on filtering water for their neighbors without water filters. They visited in total 467 SAM III filters in the sectors of Mwogo, Rilima, Gashora, Ntarama and Gahanga as well as 22 slow sand filters in Gashora sector, Biryogo cell.

Location:
Country: Rwanda
District: Bugesera
Sector: Mwogo
Cell: Kagasa
Village: Karutabana
Solution:
SAM3 (Sand And Membrane) filters are placed in households for a family and their neighbors. They meet WHO's standards and requires no electricity to function, making it ideal for rural communities. Each family receives extensive training and ongoing volnteer support to maintain the filter for it's 10-year-plus lifespan.