Provide Water for 150 Families and Fight Violence



"People With the Same Purpose", a Global Grassroots sponsored project, will install the first source of clean water in a Kigali neighborhood, as well as provide health and domestic violence workshops.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

This project team of eight women with physical disabilities live in a Kigali slum without access to clean water, making the daily journey to remote water sources very difficult. The team further sees water borne diseases and domestic violence as critical issues facing their community. An accessible source of clean water will not only eliminate a cause of disease, but will also allow the team to reach women gathering around the water source to educate on issues of health and domestic violence.

How will this project solve this problem?

The team will install a water tank and pipe in the community. When women collect water from it each day, they will be sensitized around issues of sanitation and domestic violence; larger workshops will take place periodically.

Potential Long Term Impact

150 families will have access to clean water, reducing disease in the community by 40% in 6 months. 80 women will receive workshops on hygiene and domestic violence. The team also aims to increase school attendance 20% among kids who collect water.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $2,825

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $2,825 .  The original project funding goal was $7,768.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Excel file (projdoc.xls).


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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Project Leader

Gretchen Wallace

President and Founder
Hanover, NH United States

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