20 Liters Program Report – August 2017
Greetings in the name of our Lord. During the month of August, the distribution went slowly due to insufficiency of water to wash sand. But, the water team used the time to do more home visits, conduct refresher trainings and record success stories. We also joined World Relief Rwanda staff in their annual retreat. It was a special time to be with our Lord, thank Him for all his blessings upon us, our families and the people we serve and we came renewed and refreshed.
As we continue to be in touch with the people we worked with in Kicukiro and Nyarugenge Districts, I was saddened to hear that 7 Rwandans who used water from Nyabarongo river were killed by crocodiles in the river recently. As many of our recipients still use Nyabarongo river as their main source of water. Please join us in prayer for God’s protection and that God may open doors for solutions to other safe sources of clean water.
God bless you.
Report of August 2017 Solution Distributions
During the month of August, the water team distributed water filters to 68 families in Gashora. This includes 61 SAM3 Filters in Kagasa Villages and 7 Slow Sand Filters in Biryog cell. We did not achieve our monthly target of 200 filters because of the dry season. It is very difficult to find enough water for sand washing, but we have a plan to catch up in the coming rainy season.
Since we were unable to focus on distributions, our staff and volunteers spent more time conducting home visits to check on previously distributed filters. We visited 366 families in Mwogo, Juru, and Gashora Sectors. We found all filters working effectively. During these visits, our volunteers also conducted refresher trainings on filter backwashing, maintenance and hygiene, as usual.
Our volunteers also installed a Rain Water Harvest System at the Anglican Church of Biryogo. In looking at the existing roof of the church, technicians decided that the gutters for the system should also be metallic. As we look forward to the rainy season, this tank will benefit the community very soon.