Project #19481

Connect Fresh Water Pipeline to Rwandan Village

by Health Development Initiative-Rwanda (HDI)


The community of potters in Cyaruzinge is a historically marginalized population that faces poverty and severe food shortages in Rwanda. They currently lack access to a fresh water source, and community members often go days without water. This negatively impacts hygiene and sanitation practices in the community and increases the prevalence of diarrheal disease. To solve this problem, this project will connect a pipeline from a nearby water table to a tap inside Cyaruzinge.
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Currently, the community in Cyaruzinge does not have access to fresh water. Some people fetch water from a tap controlled by the district government, but it is too expensive for most community members. Most people walk 3 hours to fetch water from a well. The well is free, but the water is dirty and the process is very time consuming. As a result, it is very common for community members to go days without drinking water, much less water for bathing, washing their clothes, cleaning, or cooking.


This project will connect a water pipeline from a nearby water table to a tap in the community. This will significantly reduce costs of water for the community and give 300 people direct access to a fresh water source. As a result, families will be able to afford enough water to drink, bathe, cook, and wash their cloths, which will improve hygiene and sanitation practices and reduce the cases of diarrheal diseases in Cyaruzinge, especially among young children.

Long-Term Impact

This project will give 300 people in Cyaruzinge village a steady, sustainable source of fresh water. This will improve the hygiene and sanitation practices of community members and reduce the cases of diarrheal diseases in the community. HDI hopes to use this project as a model for similar communities across Rwanda to ensure that marginalized groups like the community of potters are empowered to be agents in the development of their communities.



Organization Information

Health Development Initiative-Rwanda (HDI)

Location: Kigali, Rwanda - Rwanda
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Beth Larsen
Kigali, Rwanda

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