8 Week Progress Update Gahanda-Rwego Water Project

The Gahanda-Rwego Water Project will bring clean water to 2,750 people, including those that attend the Mwebeya Pentecost Church.

Currently the local inhabitants walk significant distances to obtain water for their families from small springs and water pools that are not clean. The Gahanda-Rwego water system will change that. When complete the project will have 11 tap stands (fountains) spread over 5.5 kilometers, making clean water accessible to all residents.

The system consists of two 10 cubic-meter tanks and two 5 cubic-meter tanks that will be connect to and distributed clean water over 5.5 kilometers to tap stands that residents can access at any time.

Construction progress photos show excavation for the distribution pipeline. Pipeline before installation. Trenching of the 5.5 kilometer distribution pipeline that will carry clean water to the 11 tap stands in this village. Before and after photo of a tank. And one of the eleven tap stands. Construction of the Gahanda-Rwego water system began September 21, 2018.

While many Americans take access to clean water for granted, for the people of Burundi, it’s a matter of life and death. Waterborne contaminants are the leading cause of death in the land-locked African nation. Burundi has one of the world’s highest child mortality rates due largely to a lack of clean drinking water.

In Burundi the number one cause of death is water-borne illnesses such as typhoid, diarrhea, hepatitis A, schistosomiasis. Water systems like the project pictured here helps to tackle this problem. 

For the people of Burundi water is life. Access to clean water means access to better health, stronger community, jobs, education and most of all: hopeJoin us and transform lives today!

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Since 2009, the Gazelle Foundation has focused on bringing clean water and transformative change to Burundi one village at a time.

The Gazelle Foundation is able to make a positive impact on the everyday lives of Burundians by working closely with them to complete clean water projects one village at a time

The foundation raises money for water projects throughout the year and leads educational projects on the importance of clean water.

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