Impact You Make Possible: Solid Investment That Sparks Economic Growth

We’re happy to share progress on Bitoke-Kiriza Extension Water System. Your support makes this work possible. When complete 2,100 residents will have daily access to as much water as they need. School children and families will be able to turn on a spigot — that is close to home — and get as much clean water as they want. Thank you!

Milestones reached to date:

  • Initial materials purchased and transported from Bujumbura

  • Site preparation

  • Workers scheduled

  • Construction begins at the water source

  • Laborers begin to hand dig trenches where pipes to transport water will be installed

  • Pictures of project progress emailed to Foundation receipts for all materials and full accounting of all expenses emailed to Foundation

  • Provide Gazelle Foundation with GPS coordinates of water source

Access to Water: A Solid Investment That Sparks Economic Growth

According to World Health Organization, Every $1 invested in clean water can yield $4–$12 in economic returns. Access to clean water gives communities more time to grow food, earn an income, and go to school—all of which fight poverty.

The Bitoke-Kiriza Extension Water System

  • Cost: $66,426

  • Scope: 10.200km, (6.34 miles) include 14 tap stands

  • Construction Dates: July 2019 - November 2019

  • Employ: Approximately 60 local people

  • Will serves: over 2,100 residents in the surrounding area, Kiriza Anglican church, Kiriza primary students (668 students & teachers), Kiriza college (156 students & teachers)

See schematic drawing of Bitoke Kiriza water system.

What Happens Next?

Follow along on our blog and social media, we’ll share information and progress updates. The graphic rendering below shows the process of how we effectively and efficiently give people access to clean water.

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