20 Liters Program Report – April 2018
Greetings Dear Friends,
During the month of April, field activities slowed for volunteers to join Rwanda and the World to commemorate the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. We thank you for your prayers during this period. I also thank God for the rain we had in April which enabled us to serve the most vulnerable with clean rain water collection.
REPORT OF APRIL 2018 SOLUTION DISTRIBUTIONS
In April, the Gashora water team worked to sift wash sand and distribute household filters. In total, volunteers distributed 37 filters to families in the villages of Mwendo and Kabuye. Enough sand was prepared [and it is still raining!], so the plan is to distribute many slow sand filters in Biryogo cell in the coming months.
Home visits were performed in all sectors where the project operates in April. The focus was reminder training as well as mobilizing recipient households to share filtered water with their neighbors. In total, 493 homes were visited by water team volunteers. Team members also visited SAM2 Community Filters in Juru, Mwogo and Ntarama. The Project technical assistant helped volunteers to conduct maintenance and repair filters as needed.
In April, the Ntarama Church Network Committee expressed the wish to support the Pentecostal Church with a Rain Water Harvest System. We were able to find the resources to approve this request. Volunteers installed a 5,000-liter cistern at the Ntarama Pentecostal Church this month.
ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES TO REPORT FOR APRIL 2018
We also continue to plan meetings to mobilize communities in Rilima to prepare for the launch of the project in the sector. In April, we hosted two meetings, to prepare for a Walk for Water in Rilima on May 9th.