Conclusion of Remera-Rukoma Hospital Water Project – Phase 1 – Rwanda

This project was completed under the direction of Peace Corps Volunteer Edison Reyes.

To read about the beginning of the project, CLICK HERE.

The project was to fix damaged and broken pipes leading to nine patient recovery rooms, the operating room and consultation rooms.

Edison reports:

Remera-Rukoma Hospital in Kamonyi District fixed their broken pipes and replaced valves that didn’t work. Water is flowing again from their water reservoir to two hospital consultation rooms, the operating room and recovery rooms.

Previously, patients who were receiving care from the hospital had to rely on their family members to bring them water at all times, due to the fact that patient recovery rooms did not have running water. After patients were seen, medical doctors and staff had to go to a different part of the hospital to wash their hands, which was done from a bucket of collected rainwater. During the dry season, water would be scant and difficult to come by since patients had to wait for two hospital staff members to bring the water from the reservoir.

Simple materials were needed to take care of the problem of lack of water, but the hospital did not have the funds to buy them.

With the assistance of Appropriate Projects, Remera-Rukoma Hospital was able to purchase the materials and execute the project according to plan. In addition, there were sufficient funds to purchase and install a sink to replace the damaged sink in the consultation room.

There is now running water for patients and staff! Improved hygiene and a reduction in the spreading of germs was accomplished thanks to this fantastic organization and the support of donors!

Murakoze! Thank you!

We extend our thanks to Edison for completing this important project, and again express our gratitude to Katie Ann Craft for providing the funding.