Thousands of rural households in Rwanda still lack access to sanitation and hygiene services. and for people living with disabilities, the lack of access to hygiene and sanitation services and products is even more complex.
Rwanda aims to reach universal access to basic sanitation and hygiene services by 2024 and safely managed by 2030; presently, the country falls short by nine points of this target according to the 2021 Ministry of Infrastructure’s water, sanitation, and hygiene management information system report. According to the same report, 24.3% of Rwanda’s rural population still lacks access to basic sanitation.
With all the efforts, sanitation and hygiene services and products are not close enough to the community, and where they are, households struggle to afford them. And how the situation is for persons with disabilities?