Gishali Police Health Center Water Project – Rwanda

Gishali Police Health Center, Rwamagana District, Eastern Province, Rwanda

Community Description
The community of Gishali is geographically close to Rwamagana Hospital, but tucked in among uneven roads, banana trees, and houses lacking electricity and water.

The staff at the health center supports a population of 17,362 and sees an average of 2,785 new cases of illness each month. Frequently-diagnosed illnesses include malaria and respiratory infections, common in the district. In addition, Gishali faces a spike in new HIV infections, the rate of new infections being more than double the district average.

Gishali Police Health Center has electricity and previously-run water lines around the health center, but these lines have not been connected to provide water inside the center.

Project Description
This project is to provide water to the laboratory, consultation areas, lavatories, and maternity building of the health center.

Funds will be used to run pipes from the water source into designated areas of the health center. Existing fixtures will be used where possible, and new fixtures will be purchased if necessary.

Project Impact
17,362 people will benefit from this project.

Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Jennifer Boyd

This project will allow staff and patients to maintain proper standards of hygiene, and thereby reduce the spread of disease. This is an extremely high-impact project, in that, in addition, to directly affecting thousands of people, it demonstrates appropriate hygienic behaviors for patients to take back to their families and incorporate into their daily lives.

Dollar Amount of Project

Donations Collected to Date

Dollar Amount Needed
$0.00 – This project has now 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 the Peace Corps Volunteer of your donation. Additional funds will be used to fund the next project by this PCV or those of other PCVs in the host country.

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