TEN FOR 10: WATER FOR AFRICA
WATER FOR PEOPLE IN RWANDA
• 1 in 4 do not have access to safe water; 1.8 billion
• 1 in 3 do not have access to improved sanitation; 2.5
• 6,000 die each day from water- and sanitation-
related diseases; 90% are children.
Yet, the statistics of the global water and sanitation
crisis do not tell the whole story.
Billions of dollars have been invested in the sector, but
projects are still failing. Why?
• Poor planning and execution; lack of local
ownership; lack of a functional support environment,
which undermines operation, maintenance,
replacement, and extension of services; lack of
follow-up (monitoring) to see if the projects are
working over time.
SIMPLE OUTCOME-ORIENTED PRINCIPLES
• EVERYONE: Every family, school and clinic in targeted districts has access to safe, clean water and
• FOREVER: Success is defined as full coverage being sustained over time so that targeted districts
never need another international water and sanitation NGO again.
• CO-FINANCING: Government and communities pay while external implementing agencies
finance gaps needed to reach full district coverage but money needed declines over time.
• MONITORING: Outcomes are monitored to verify results and help institutionalize capacity to
address inevitable problems that emerge.
• SCALE/REPLICATION: Momentum at district level leads to a national push around the principles
of Everyone Forever.
• Land of a Thousand Hills
• Located in the Great Lakes
Region: bordered by the
DRC, Uganda, Tanzania
• Population: ~11.5 million
• Most densely populated
country in Africa
• Democratic - decentralized
• Agriculture based economy
• 37% live below extreme
WATER AND SANITATION IN
Current Status (per the government):
• Water Coverage: 82% in rural areas;
92% in urban areas
• Sanitation Coverage: 45%
• Vision 2020: 100% water and sanitation
coverage throughout the country
• Rapidly changing demographics and
intensified socio-economic development
• Degradation from unsustainable and
inappropriate management and land use
• Conflicting demand for water resources:
industry, agriculture and drinking water
ACTUAL WATER AND SANITATION SITUATION ON THE GROUND
EVERYONE FOREVER IN RWANDA
Water For People is partnering with national and
district governments, civil society and the local
private sector to reach Everyone – every
community, every school and every health clinic
with access to safe water and improved
sanitation, Forever in two districts:
– 283,514 people: 494 villages, 100
schools and 24 health clinics
– 254,749 people: 327 villages, 64
schools, and 7 health clinics
REACHING EVERYONE: COMMUNITY, CLINIC AND SCHOOL
REACHING FOREVER: BUILDING SKILLS TO MAINTAIN SYSTEMS OVER
Operation and Maintenance Training for
• Strengthen public-private water
management model between district
government and private operators
• Support development and
implementation of district wide water
• Embed monitoring system within the
• Build sustainable tariff systems and
capital replacement fund
• Support sustainable sanitation through
the introduction of sanitation products
with rural savings cooperatives
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