Agro Action Rwanda plans to install-construction of 4 water well-boreholes as clean water system using a rotary drilling rig enabling as many 25,000 households (1Household or family is about 7 persons average) to extract clean and safe drinking water directly from the ground and distribute First Aid Hygienic and Sanitation materials for 500 vulnerable children and women.
Every day, the residents of Rwimiyaga Sector of Nyagatare district are exposed to the risk of death and diseases from drinking contaminated water. Outbreaks of cholera, diarrhea and typhoid are commonplace during the rainy seasons; consequently children and women fetching water are forced to walk long distances (18Km) carrying buckets and cans in search of clean water elsewhere within 3 hrs by feet. Very often cows shares same source of water with community surroundings!
The project provides 1) Rwimiyaga community with sustainable accesses to clean, safe drinking water. 2) Improves the health and productivity of the sector community, by preventing diarrheal sickness and water borne diseases 3) Improves hygienic, health and sanitation capacities of most-affected 500 vulnerable children and women 4) contribute towards the achievement of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) target 7c "to reduce by half the proportion of people without accesses to safe drinking water
The project will provide 25,000 households of Rwimiyaga Sector with sustainable accesses to clean, safe drinking water and Improves the health and productivity of the sector community, by preventing diarrheal sickness and water borne diseases, and will provide first Aid hygienic and sanitation materials for most-affected 500 vulnerable women and children