MAFUREBO Primary School Water Project – Rwanda

Manyagiro, Gicumbi, Rwanda

Community Description
The Manyagiro Sector, Gicumbi District, is located in the Northern Province of Rwanda. The rural area is mountainous and does not have running water or electricity. Agriculture is the main source of income in the region.

The MAFUREBO Primary School is determined to educate the youth that attends through a progressive and forward-thinking curriculum.

The current rainwater collection system at the school is unsafe and unsanitary. It is also inadequate, as it does not accumulate enough water during the rainy season to last through the dry season, and there are no spigots in the region to obtain water by other means. Thus, the school is left without access to water during part of the year.

Project Description
This project is to install an 80 cubic meter water collection and storage system for the MAFUREBO Primary School. The improved system will be constructed of plastic and will be covered to keep contaminants from entering.

Project funds will be used to cover the costs of materials, supplies, transport fees, and skilled labor.

Information on the use and importance of hand washing and hygiene will be illustrated through demonstrations and lessons integrated into the existing curriculum throughout the school year. Additional lessons on health and hydration will be highlighted as well.

Project Impact
1,320 teachers and students will directly benefit from this project.

Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Avery Karlowich

A safe and hygienic water collection system will provide a year-round water supply for the school. It will immediately have a positive effect on the school and dramatically improve the health and wellbeing of the students.

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 and friends and family of Avery Karlowich.

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

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