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
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
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)
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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