Almost three in five people now have clean water and almost two thirds of the population have access to a toilet, however the remote and harder to reach areas still lack access to basic services.
Thanks to this programme, a new tap stand in Beatrice’s community in Rwanda was installed, so villagers no longer have to walk to open water sources and collect dirty water. Beatrice says:
“Children now go to school regularly, without absenteeism and delays, like it was when they had to go and fetch water before and after school”.
Beatrice used the time she saved to learn to weave baskets and mats which she now sells to generate additional income for her family.
In Rwanda, we are supporting a life-changing partnership between local government, communities and utility companies to deliver piped water systems into the entire districts of Rulindo, Kicukiro, Gicumbi and Karongi.
Our work enables families to access affordable, safe water on their doorsteps through community tap stands served by local pumping stations.
This year, the project aims to reach 95 communities, 18 schools and 6 clinics in Gicumbi through the installation and rehabilitation of piped water systems. The district of Rulindo is also hoping to achieve the ‘Everyone’ Milestone at a community level, whereby all 494 communities will be reached with a reliable water service.