20 Liters Rwanda Report – August 2019
REPORT OF AUGUST 2019 SOLUTION DISTRIBUTIONS
In August 2019, Water Project volunteers in Rilima sector assembled 60 SAM3 Household Filters. Then, volunteers distributed these filters to families in the villages of Akabahaya and Rwibikara. Before families took their filters home, volunteers trained them to maintain their filters. Recipients were also taught basic health and hygiene practices.
Also in August, Water Project volunteers visited the homes of 407 families who currently have filters. Volunteers checked to be sure that filters were working well. They helped families with filter maintenance and repairs as needed. They also reinforced lessons on the importance of drinking clean water, health and hygiene practices, and encouragement to share the filter with neighbors.
Team members had also planned to install a SAM2 Community Filter and a Rain Water Harvest System in August. The team was unable to complete these installations as planned. We expect to be able to install these solutions in September 2019.
ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES TO REPORT FOR AUGUST 2019
Also in August, staff held a feedback meeting with members of the Church Network Committee and Water Project Volunteers from Ntarama. During the meeting, participants discussed the ongoing Water Project activities. Volunteers are continuing to visit and support families who have received Household Filters. They are also visiting schools and clinics with Community Filters. And, they are supporting churches with Rain Water Harvest Systems.
However, volunteers have not been meeting regularly with the Church Network Committee. In addition, volunteers worry about a lack of supplies nearby that can be used to repair filters when they find issues. In order to address these issues, the Church Network Committee and volunteers have agreed to meet once every two months to remain in better communications. The Water Project will provide supplies for assembling, sifting and washing sand for future repairs. Finally, a report will be provided each month on activities.