Although it rains heavily around Virunga Lodge, there are very few facilities for water catchment and storage and in the dry season there is an acute shortage of water. The villagers in Sunzu village around the lodge, where 138 families live, do not have enough clean water for drinking or for growing crops.
Starting in 2016, Virunga Lodge has been providing plastic water tanks to the local community and with the support of our guests, Virunga Lodge has donated over 46 tanks as of October 2018. Our target is to provide the rest of the water tanks to the remaining families in the next months.
Click on the ‘donate’ button below to contribute to this Virunga Lodge Community Project.