Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Goodbye Rwanda

Goodbye Rwanda,

After five weeks of work, dozens of friendships made, and a hundred memories, our team leaves the wonderful country of Rwanda.  We are proud to report that the system was finished, repairs were made, and Gasebeya’s extension is well on its way.  40,000 liters of water has now been made available to the people in the village of Kibaya.  You can see the system in the final stages here.

Final Touches

Painting the System

Watching the team’s work come to fruition in the system is fantastic.  There are a lot of differences between designing and constructing, both of which are incredibly valuable.   Little things, like explaining how we want the gutters attached, through a translator results in some fun and interesting design changes to fit local construction techniques and skills.  We loved getting to know the masons, the Community Vision Board, our Village Makeover Partners, and all the children.  Will “Wally” is especially good at playing with the children.  They played dominoes with bricks, built little houses out of rocks, and played a lot of Simon Says. 

Saying Murabeho to our friends

We want to thank everyone who has made this implementation possible.  Access to water is essential and with every trip we help to raise quality of life for people all over the world.  Thank you to our partners, Genesis Digital and the Engineering Excellence Fund, our team who created this design, the community who made it happen, Village Makeover who was essential for success, and our supporters who give us the courage, the support, and the love we need to fulfill the EWB mission.

Have a wonderful year!


Sonrisa preparing all the taps 

Zayna and the kids
Buying the Materials

Team getting ready to explore some Musanze Caves


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