Conclusion of Rusoro Health Center Water Project – Rwanda
This project has been completed under the direction of Peace Corps Volunteer Kitty Hall. To read about the beginning of the project, CLICK HERE.
8 sinks were installed in major services in the health center, including family planning, hospitalization (men and women), consultation rooms, and injection and bandage rooms. I just went today and all of the sinks work and have soap out for patients and staff to use.
One of the biggest achievements is that they installed a sink outside of the toilets. The nurses at the health center teach that everyone should wash their hands after using the bathroom and now they can actually do it.
One of the staff at the center participated in the training session we had on "basic plumbing", the Gakenke District Health Centers Plumbing Training – Rwanda. He said that he has all the skills to fix any problem that comes up with the 8 new sinks.
The total cost of the project was 565,900 RWF (which is about $940). As agreed, the health center paid the remainder of the costs (meaning they paid almost half of the project).
Kitty reports on how the project was received:
The health center manager Zacharie said, "These sinks have drastically improved the hygiene conditions here. This is good for the patients and the staff".
We are all very excited about this project. It was a tremendous success! The health center staff is very appreciative of this wonderful opportunity that has improved their working conditions and they would like to extend their thanks.
Thank you once again. This project turned out great.
We again wish to thank The Soneva SLOW LIFE Trust for providing the funding for this project.