What's the problem?
The village has a public water point where water is distributed free of charge. It is mainly used for cooking, drinking and hygiene. The water comes from a spring in the mountain, whose water is collected in an elevated tank.
From there the water pipe runs into the village. Those who can be connected to the pipe pay 10,000 Fbu (approx. 5 Euro) per year. Those who cannot pay anything have to fetch their water at the public water point. For about half of the village population it is 2 km to the water point. The people are busy fetching water for several hours a day. A canister filled with water weighs 20 kg.
The wish was expressed to set up another public tap at the church. This is located on the other side of the village. It is estimated that about half of the population will use the new water point. This would make daily life much easier, as they would then no longer have to walk so far to fetch water.
Therefore we plan to lay a branch from the main water pipe to the church and install a standpipe there.
What does the project cost?
The construction material has to be transported from the capital Bujumbura, which is about 2.5 hours away, to Muhingo. A water pipe has to be laid underground, in a sand bed. It will be connected to the existing water supply network.
Project costs: 2.000 Euro