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Building a local water system

Migoti Coffee have come up with the plans to construct a water reservoir near their Kinama washing station. In fact, not only do they want to build a reservoir, but they also want to design and install a system of pipes that will be able to carry and distribute water to nearby communities.


Local women and children carrying water back from the water point nearest Kinama Hill.


Providing families with clean water

In Burundi, clean water is dispensed via local water points: communal taps people walk to in order to fill up large cannisters that they then carry home again. Within families, this task is typically carried out by children, who have to walk for miles, taking up time that could be spent playing, or studying at school.

Funding this project will allow Migoti to purchase the materials, tools, and services they need to start construction of their reservoir and pipe network.

Collected water being emptied into tubs for washing dishes and clothes.

Development stages

Conduct a study to identify the best placement for reservoirs to serve the community.


Use this information to design the primary and secondary piping networks, including water taps to provide drinking water at different locations around the community.


Once money is available, begin procuring bricks, stones, cement, sand, pipes, connectors, taps, and associated supplies.


Have meetings to discuss this project with the community, ensuring their ownership and protection of the assets that will be brought to their home.


Mobilise community members to dig trenches for the pipes, carry supplies to the site, and to provide some manual labour while construction is underway.


Price Breakdown

Reservoir materials


Labour costs


15 kilometres of pipeline


Total Cost


A local child washing their hands at a water point.



of $144,995 goal raised so far
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