Banda Primary School Water Project – Rwanda
Banda Village is located on the periphery of Nyungwe National Forest.
The 6,000 villagers originally lived in the rain forest until the government forced them out upon the decision to protect the rain forest.
Banda Village is one of the most densely-populated villages in Rwanda, with 550 people per square kilometer. Villagers have a 1 ½ hour hike up the mountain and then another 1 ½ hour vehicle ride to the nearest town.
The challenges they face include HIV/AIDS, endemic diseases, unemployment, lack of access to clean water, environmental degradation, and a legacy of genocide.
Banda Village has two primary schools. The Gasanane Primary School recently implemented the Gasanane Primary
School Rainwater Catchment Project – Rwanda under the direction of Jarod Ring.
A water catchment system from the rain forest that filters and supplies water in 3 locations around the village was previously constructed by another organization. However, at present, this hardly serves even a quarter of the population. Many people, including the students attending the schools, are forced to draw water from the creeks.
This project is to provide potable water for the Banda Primary School.
Pipes will be attached to the current water catchment system and run a distance of 680 meters to the school.
Members of the community will donate their labor to dig the holes and help the school to install the piping.
Project funds will be used to purchasing the piping. The school will pay all costs beyond the project amount, and will be responsible for attaching spigots and a small pump.
1,600 primary and secondary school students and 20 teachers will benefit from the project.
Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
This project builds on the existing infrastructure and utilizes it to bring potable water to the school. It is extremely cost effective, serving a large and unserved population using the appropriate technology.
Dollar Amount of Project
Donations Collected to Date
Dollar Amount Needed
$0.00 – This project has been fully funded, through the generosity of The Soneva SLOW LIFE Trust as a part of their Clean Water Projects initiative.
We encourage others to continue to donate using the Donate button below, and we will notify Peace Corps Volunteer Sarah Ring of your donation. Additional funds will be used to fund the next project by Sarah and/or those other PCVs in the country of service.
This project has been finished. To read about the conclusion of the project, CLICK HERE.