In January 2017, our board of directors approved eight water projects to be completed by the end of year, which will impact 18,250 people in Burundi. To date, we have completed two projects and currently have three projects under construction. We are excited to share updates from the field on our current projects!
Ryamurago-Rukina- Kuwimigumya Water Project in Mutsinda Colline will impact 2,300 people including 485 school children. Our 105 local workers on the ground have completed the first collection tank and four tap stands in addition to digging by hand the trenches for the additional pipeline. Estimated completion of this project is June 2017. We are grateful to the Nobelity Project for partially funding this project through their Feed the Peace Awards and Gala.
Kirimbi-Mwungo Water Project in Mutsinda Colline will impact 1,900 people including 150 parishoners at the local church. Our 75 local workers have completed the first collection tank and three tap stands in addition to laying the secondary pipeline. Estimated completion of this project is June 2017.
Mashuha-Mahonda Extension Water Project in Kiryama Colline is an additional project impacting 1,200 people. We successfully completed the Mashuha-Mahonda project in August 2016 and now the extension is allowing us to impact another village due to the original project. Our 50 local workers are working on completing the first collection tank and two tap stands are completed. Continued work with the secondary pipeline will continue along with two additional tap stands. Estimated completion of this project is July 2017.