BRINGING WATER TO MURUTABO VILLAGE

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2022: Murutabo village in Ngara District, Kagera Region

Embarking on a transformative journey in the village of Murutabo, our mission was clear: to provide the community with easy access to clean and safe water.

CLEAN WATER AND A UNITED COMMUNITY

The positive outcomes are now evident – a streamlined water supply system, a united community, and tangible improvements in water practices. This is a story of overcoming challenges, fostering collaboration, and leaving a lasting impact on the lives of the resilient villagers of Murutabo

PROJECT OUTCOMES

"We no longer have to walk long distances to get water."

OUR STORY: BUILDING WATER ACCESS AND UNITY

Our mission was to ensure the villagers of the Murutabo village had easy access to clean and safe water.

By working with the community, we brought water directly to their homes, creating a more convenient and efficient system.

Collaboration was key, with village leaders, the water committee, and supportive organisations working hand in hand. We conducted interviews, visited sites, and held meetings to ensure a smooth process.

The positive results speak volumes. Murutabo's community got on board, even designing T-shirts to spread awareness about clean water. Now, fetching water is a very easy, with new water points close to their homes, eliminating the need for long walks to distant streams. Queues are a thing of the past – there's a steady supply of water for everyone.

We faced a few challenges along the way, such as sourcing the right sand for construction, and navigating narrow paths in the village, but we managed to over come these. Today the village is thriving!

Activities around the water points have increased, such as brick-making for houses. Notably, the community crafted three metal signs, displaying crucial messages about clean water. They serve as a lasting reminder of their achievements.

THE FUTURE FOR MURUTABO

Looking ahead, the village has a plan for sustainability. Each family will contribute a small annual amount to maintain the water points. Those unable to contribute financially have committed to ensuring the cleanliness of the sites. It's a testament to the community's commitment to each other.

This is a story of providing clean water, fostering teamwork, and building a community's promising future. Beyond establishing water points, we've created a foundation for enduring positive change in Murutabo. Here's to clean water and the prosperity it brings!