AFRICA/RWANDA - Clean water for 100,000 people

Thursday, 19 February 2004

Rome (Fides Service) - In mid January the Movement for the Fight Against Hunger in the World (MLFM) went on a mission to evaluate a water project underway in Humure, Rwanda. The work is progressing. With the help of a local team of three hundred men two acqueducts, fountains and old sources reopened to supply clean water to about 100,000 people. Fountains built in the past are still in a good state and local nuns and doctors at Humure hospital say that pathologies connected with the use of dirty water have decreased considerably. Future objectives include: complete water project and build a third aqueduct in the area of Rutare and Rebero.
At the pressing request of the mayor of Humure and on the basis of evident local needs, a plan is being considered to supply electricity to the town for the hospital run by the nuns, the parish and adjoining hostel for 650 students, villages around Humure and the computer school which the Movement started building in October 2003. (AP) (19/2/2004 Agenzia Fides; Righe:17 Parole:188)