Rwanda

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, progressive government and a growing economy have helped stabilize the country, but waterborne disease remains a leading cause of death. Almost a third of the country lacks access to safe water and nearly 40% live without improved sanitation -- both essential for real, true progress in Rwanda.

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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

  • 11,460,000 population
  • 32% lack access to water
  • 36% lack access to sanitation
  • 44.9% live below poverty line

Our Work Here

  • Started working in 2007
  • 148,118 people served
  • 337 projects funded
  • $5,241,326 invested

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