Mulindi Health Center Latrine Project – Rwanda

Kaniga, Gicumbi, Northern Province, Rwanda

Community Description
The Kaniga sector, District of Gicumbi, Northern Province, Republic of Rwanda is a rural area, composed mainly of poor agro-pastoralists and subsistence farmers.

The Mulindi Health Center is the primary intake facility for the sick in the area, serving a population of almost 17,000. The service area includes 3 sectors, 10 cells, and 41 different villages. Because of its proximity to the Uganda border, the center also serves a significant transient population.

The latrines currently in use at the center are beyond capacity, and can no longer accommodate the needs of the expanding patient caseload.

Project Description
This project is to build new pit latrines at the health center.

The latrines will be constructed using local labor and mostly local supplies. A hole 6 meters wide and 4 meters deep will be dug. Then, a building of two rooms will be constructed, one for men and the other for women.

The building itself will be made of mud bricks and stones, with a sheet metal roof. The foundation will be made of cement and stone.

Project Impact
16,966 people will benefit from this project.

Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Devin Johnson

A health center must provide facilities that comply with the best practices of hygiene espoused by the staff. Since existing facilities are unsanitary, and have become unusable, the replacement of the latrines is crucial to the ongoing delivery of services to the increasing population.

Dollar Amount of Project

Donations Collected to Date

Dollar Amount Needed
$0.00 – This project has now been fully funded, through the generosity of Sarah Johnson, of Ft. Wayne, IN, USA and friends and family of Devin Johnson.

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

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