Rwandan Orphans Project Rainwater Harvesting

Rainwater Harvesting


The Rwandan Orphans Project (ROP) is a residential care center in Rwanda that houses up to 100 former street children; and an elementary school that provides completely free education to an additional 120 vulnerable boys and girls from their local community’s poorest families.

Water is a vital resource, but ROP is located in an area of Rwanda that has inconsistent access to it throughout the year - especially during the country’s
two dry seasons, which take up about seven months of the year. Without water, ROP struggles to maintain health, hygiene and provide nutrition to
the children they serve.

our role

Feeding Mouths, Filling Minds is helping ROP to obtain more consistent access to water throughout the year by funding the construction of rainwater collection and storage systems at the center.

Phase I will include construction of a 50,000 liter (approx. 13,200 gallons) sealed underground tank, filter and pump to distribute usable water.

Phase II will include the addition of a center-wide water catchment system to
collect rainwater to fill all of their storage tanks.