Last January a small monitoring team returned from Rwanda with some good news! The three systems that we implemented in the summer of 2014 are working as planned! We are now back in the design studio making changes to our designs that will help future systems be more efficient, cheaper and more sustainable. And like always, fundraising efforts are in full swing!
As the school year draws to a close we are making preparations to send another two-person team to Cyanika to build relations with community members and to start planning location specifics for our next round of implementation. They will be in country for just under a month and will have plenty of time to work with the community on improving sanitation practices, informing system upkeep and discussing future plans.
As a reminder, we have recently partnered with a locally-based non-governmental organization known as Village Makeover (VMO) to provide and improve water, hygiene, sanitation, and catchment systems to the Cyanika community, which is located in Northern Rwanda. Village Makeover and has worked side by side with EWB-USA CU to initiate a new project between the Cyanika community, Village Makeover and EWB-USA CU, and we are very excited to be involved!
Our systems will provide clean water year-round to the at risk members of several villages within the Cyanika community. As always, we are very grateful for your continued support and involvement through Global Giving. Thanks! Please feel free send any questions or comments to EWBRwanda@gmail.com, and make sure to check our website at http://www.colorado.edu/engineering/ewb/rwanda!
The EWB-CU Rwanda Program