Over 500 Systems Checked by Volunteers

Reported by Rebero Jean d'Amour
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January 01, 2020

Over 500 Systems Checked by Volunteers

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

In January 2020, Water Project volunteers visited recipient families in the sectors of Juru, Mwogo, Rilima, Ntarama, Gashora, and Gahanga. Volunteers helped families repair and backwash filters as necessary. They also encouraged families to share clean water with their neighbors. In total, they visited 508 families.

In addition, Water Project volunteers checked 25 SAM2 community filters and 27 Rain Water Harvesting Systems throughout the sectors of Ntarama, Gahanga, Gashora, Mwogo, Juru, and Rilima. Volunteers did not find any concerns; all systems are in good working order.

Location:
Country: Rwanda
District: Bugesera
Sector: Juru
Cell: Mugorore
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.