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Water Is Life - Irrigation in Rwanda


We are bringing irrigation water to subsistence farmers and family gardeners in eight villages of Western Rwanda.

Because farmers can grow only during the rainy season, they are limited in their ability to feed their families and derive income. They live in poverty and a perpetual food deficit.

Those that attempt to farm year-round send women and children on the back-breaking 3 km trip to fetch water from a mountain source. Of course, while doing this, the children are not in school.

This project aims to change all of that by providing piped water from the source to ten storage tanks and irrigation feeder lines covering eight villages and 7,000 people.

We can get water-carrying children back to school, address rampant food insecurity and help raise annual incomes in the area.

We have a grant from Rotary International and the full support of the farming community and local officials.

Now, we need to raise money to obtain the grant funds to begin the project. We will use this money to lay pipes, install tanks and irrigation lines and train villagers in the use of the system.

You can make a difference in the lives of these people. Please consider donating today.


Rotary Club of Asheville South Foundation, Inc.
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