Gazelle Foundation Supporters Help 5,200 People Access Clean Water

You did it! You funded TWO water systems and construction of is now complete. Water is flowing for 5,200 people. It immediately empowers residents with time for school, work, and improves health. Water is available for free to all people regardless of their tribe or religion.

You made it possible! Your generosity inspires us!  

  • The Kanyinya-Nyagihotoro Water System

    • Cost: $64,977

    • Scope: 11.05km, (6.87 miles) 18 tap stands

    • Construction Dates: Feb 2019 - June 2019

    • Employed: Approximately 55 local people

    • Serves: 3,000 residents in the surrounding area, students and teachers at two different schools, a church, and a health center

  • The Ndago-Murambi-Muyange Extension Water System

    • Cost: $29,645

    • Scope: 5.85km, include 10 tap stands

    • Construction Dates: Feb 2019 - June 2019

    • Employed: Approximately 40 local people

    • Serves: over 2,200 residents in the surrounding area, a church 


Names and Filtration: 4 Facts about Gazelle Foundation Water Systems

  1. The Kanyinya-Nyagihotoro and Ndago-Murambi-Muyange systems get their name from their geographic location. The names combine the point (or points) where water is collected—the source—and where the water is used.

  2. Water is captured from a source before it can become contaminated, it is filtered in the collection chamber and flows onward. PVC pipe is entrenched and carries water to tanks, and continues to multiple tap stands.

  3. Tap stands, like the one pictured below, are strategically positioned throughout the village within easy walking distance to schools, churches, community centers to maximize access points for residents.

  4. Local workers are hired to construct the water system, this means local citizens know exactly how to maintain and repair the system. To date 50 projects have been funded and built because of generous financial support from people like you.

June 14, 2019. The water system was officially handed over to the community. Water is available for free to all people regardless of the person’s tribe or religion. Learn more about the Gazelle Foundation follow us on  instagram  or  facebook .

June 14, 2019. The water system was officially handed over to the community. Water is available for free to all people regardless of the person’s tribe or religion. Learn more about the Gazelle Foundation follow us on instagram or facebook.

Two Water Systems Finished: Thousands of Lives Transformed

The Kanyinya-Nyagihotora water system is located in the Rutundwe Colline of the Songa Commune. The scope of work refurbished a non-functioning water system, and added additional tap stands. The original system failed because it had an inadequate water supply, it had been constructed by a different entity approximately 10 years ago. It’s now engineered with three water sources that combine for a flow rate appropriate for the system. It now has 18 tap stands so residents can get water for all of their needs from quenching thirst, to washing hands, and for cooking. To learn more about this project See schematic drawings here and where this water system is located see map here. For complete supply list used to construct this water system click here.

This water system would not be possible without the generous support of people like you. Join us, have an immediate impact with a monthly or one-time donation.

The Impact You Make Possible

The slideshow shows the handover document and progress photographs during construction of the 6.87 mile long water system. Thanks to you, the health clinic and two schools now have water. From delivery of supplies, digging trenches, construction of holding tanks and collection chambers see how your funds have an immediate impact.

Thanks To Your Support This Project Is Complete

Before the Ndago Murambi Muyange Water System was built residents walked approximately 2-1/2 miles to obtain water from small springs and water pools that were not clean. There had been defunct water system in this region, it wasn’t operational because it had an insufficient water supply, it had been design and built by a different entity approximately 10 years ago. To fix this, the Gazelle Foundation re-engineered the collection points, refurbished and expanded the system. It’s now engineered to collect water with a flow rate of 0.6 liter-per-second source a rate adequate for the system and built new collection chambers. All components of the original system were tested, and refurbished. And additional distribution pipes were installed below ground, and tap stands were constructed.

2,200 people now have access to as much water as they need, including members of Ndago Pentecost church. To learn where this system located see map here.

Schematic drawing of Ndago Murambi Muyange   Water System constructed between February and June 2019. Learn more about the Gazelle Foundation follow us on  instagram  or  facebook .

Schematic drawing of Ndago Murambi Muyange Water System constructed between February and June 2019. Learn more about the Gazelle Foundation follow us on instagram or facebook.

Slideshow shows the handover document of Ndago-Muyange Water system. Hand dug trenches where PVC pipe is installed to bring water from the source to the distribution infrastructure of collection tanks, piping and tap stands. To see the list of supplies used to complete this project click here.

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.

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

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

Learn how you can join the Gazelle Foundation in transforming lives. Become a monthly or one time donor.