Musha Health Center Water Project – Rwanda

Musha, Eastern Province, District of Rwamagana, Rwanda

Community Description
Musha is a small rural community that lies about 30 minutes from Rwamagana town.

Musha Health Center is a small health center that provides many services to the people of Musha and surrounding areas. These include maternity and delivery services, surgical and wound care, consultations, hygiene practices, and laboratory capabilities.

There is no running water in the consultation, pharmacy, surgery and pediatrics rooms. The lack of water is a hindrance to the quality of services that the health center can provide to its patients. Currently, water must be brought in buckets by health care staff from the water pump in town for use in the clinic.

All rooms are equipped with faucets, and piping is in place. However, the connection must be made to a reliable water source. The health center has a water tank that collects rainwater. However, the valves are broken so the tanks are not currently being used.

Project Description
This project is to provide Musha Health Center with running water in the consultation, pharmacy, surgery and pediatric rooms. The existing sinks and piping will be connected to a water source and eroded and/or rusted piping will be replaced.

Rainwater collection tanks will receive replacement parts and appropriate run-off attachments in order to ensure reliable water for health center services in both rainy and dry seasons.

Faucets will be installed next to the latrines used by patients and the community.

Project Impact
15, 432 people within the Musha Health Center catchment area will benefit from improved health care from this project

Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Kara Rogers

This project will provide water for the rooms of the health center, thereby enabling it to provide vital services to the community. Through the simple installation of piping, gutters, replacement parts, valves, and faucets, the project will have a tremendous impact on the community within the large area that the health center serves.

Dollar Amount of Project

Donations Collected to Date

Dollar Amount Needed
$0.00 – This project has now been fully funded through the generosity of James Williams and Felicia Draper, of San Francisco, CA, with the help of Drop in the Bucket, and friends of Kara Rogers.

We encourage others to continue to donate using the Donate button below, and we will notify Peace Corps Volunteer Kara Rogers of your donation. Additional funds will be used to fund the next project by Kara and/or those of her counterpart PCVs in Rwanda.

This project has been finished. To read about the conclusion of the project, CLICK HERE.