Rwanda is still recovering from the horrific 1994 genocide, which left more than 800,000 people dead and pushed many more from their homes. Since then, a progressive government and growing economy have helped stabilize the country, but waterborne disease remains a leading cause of death. 43% of the country lacks access to an improved water source and nearly 40% live without improved sanitation -- both essential for real, true progress in Rwanda.




Meet Jean Bosco

This shy 15-year-old used to walk hours each day to collect dirty water... until our partners constructed a well in his village.

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Water? I've heard that before.

Gratien was reluctant to believe it, but we made a promise to bring clean water to him and all the people in Nyabuko village.

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Why Would You Live Here?

In a remote village like Nyabuko, access to clean water will give women like Pelagie six hours of her day back, every day.

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The Clinic That Had Almost Everything

Donathile's Health Clinic had everything it needed -- except clean water. But with our help, her patients aren't taking their medicine with dirty water anymore.

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This One's For The Kids

Murama grade school finally has a tap stand with clean water. And because of that, the future just got brighter for kids in Rwanda.

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About Rwanda

  • 11,609,666 national population
  • 60.4% live below poverty line*
  • * Living below the poverty line is defined as earning less than $1.90/day.
  • 51.48% of rural lack access to water *
  • 35.6% of rural lack sanitation *
  • * We work almost exclusively in rural areas, where the need for clean water is incredibly great.

Our Work Here

  • Started working in 2007
  • 332,673 people served *
  • * This number represents the total number of people who will gain access to clean water after all projects have been completed. This number is updated periodically as we receive new information from the field.
  • 732 projects funded
  • $10,712,551 invested

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