Rain Water Harvest System in Kayovu VillageReported by Chip Kragt, Story written by Amanda Mulder
Water Project volunteers built a Rain Water Harvest System at the Inkurunziza Church of Mwendo, in Kayovu village. This system will serve close to 75 homes, or roughly 500 people in the community surrounding the church building.
We place these rainwater collection tanks at centrally-located churches, which shortens the walk for water and improves water quality. Churches sell the water at an affordable rate and use the income to maintain the system. Remaining funds are given to the poorest members of the community for school fees, health insurance, and other basic needs.