Rubona Health Center Water Project – Rwanda
Rubona is a rural community in Rwamagana District in the Eastern Province of Rwanda, with a health center that serves a population of 24,620 people.
Health center services are comprehensive and include general consultation, maternity, voluntary counseling and testing for HIV, vaccinations, and laboratory testing.
The population of Rubona suffers from high rates of malaria and respiratory illnesses, including pneumonia, and a higher-than-national-average HIV infection rate.
Currently, the health center uses buckets to get water from a nearby source and staff scoop water out of buckets to wash hands, facilities, and medical equipment.
A rain catchment system is in place to collect water, but does not serve during the dry season.
This project will provide a safe and reliable source of water to the Rubona Health Center. Piping will be run into the center from a main source, and connected to sinks in the maternity, laboratory, and consultation areas.
Project funds will be used to purchase the sinks, piping, and other materials.
Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
It would be difficult to conceive of a more necessary and cost-effective project.
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We encourage others to continue to donate using the Donate button below, and we will notify Peace Corps Volunteer Jennifer Boyd of your donation. Additional funds will be used to fund the next project by Jennifer and/or those of her counterpart PCVs in Rwanda.
This project has been finished. To read about the conclusion of the project, CLICK HERE.