Lack of clean water remains one of the most pressing issues for families struggling to survive in the remote community of Kahi, Rwanda. Just one in three families draws water from a protected source. The remainder have no choice but to use shallow, hand-dug wells, rivers, swamps and polluted ponds. Every bacteria-laden sip can be deadly. And children under 5 are most vulnerable. Poor sanitation in turn leads to further illness and infection, impacting the health of children, families and entire communities.
- Install a gravity-fed water system to pipe and distribute water
- Provide education in proper handwashing and latrine usage
- Train families in improved water-handling and storage