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March 8, 2024

In the serene, sun-kissed lands of a remote community, of Kabare Sector, Kayonza District, there existed a tale of resilience, fortitude, and the pursuit of a fundamental need: water. Among those who experienced the profound transformation brought about by access to safe water is Anitha Mukarutabana, a spirited member of this close-knit community. Recounting the…

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Clean water means a better life

May 11, 2023

Growing up in the rural Rwamiko Sector, Gicumbi District in the Northern part of Rwanda, Theogene Ndayishimiye always struggled to access clean water. Every day, as a young boy, Theogene got up early morning and walked downhill to fetch water – dirty water from a stream that runs in the valley. He remembers missing classes…

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March 23, 2023

When she married ten years ago, Alphonsine Mukanoheri moved from her home village in the east of Rwanda to her new home in Rurembo Village, Gicumbi, a district in the north. As happy as she was to have married the love of her life, Alphonsine knew she would face one big challenge – accessing water.…

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Clean water means good health

March 22, 2023

Growing up in a remote, rural part of western Rwanda, Immaculée Mukamutesi, 47, always struggled to access clean water. Every morning, she says, women and girls got up early and walked long distances to fetch water in a valley downhill.  “It took us about an hour and a half to get to the water source,”…

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August 8, 2022

Jean De Dieu Bamwinegwire is a proud leader. When he speaks, his words are enlightened by the pride of seeing his neighbours able to access clean water just a few metres from their homes. In the village that he heads in Gicumbi District, North of Rwanda, people are happy that, after many decades, they now…

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“Our clothes had lost their original colors”

October 11, 2019

Josephine Nibamuhoze, a 40 year’s old mother who lives in Mbabe Cell, Masaka Sector of Kicukiro District, still remembers the days when she would come from farming hungry and instead of going to cook, she would instead pick a jerrycan and head downhill to collect water. On other days, she had to wake up as…

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August 30, 2019

For almost 20 years, Pierrine Bagwaneza struggled to cope with the pressure of finding water for her family. Every morning, she would wake up early in the morning and walk for over an hour in search of water – water that was dirty and unsafe for human consumption. On good days, Bagwaneza would be back…

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Water Gives Prosperity

August 12, 2019

Didacienne had five children and no home of her own. Her husband died nearly 25 years ago in the Rwandan genocide, and after that she had few options to provide for her family – they lived with various family members to get by. And without water in their village, life was difficult. For Didacienne and…

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Water Gives Education

August 12, 2019

When communities don’t have access to water, children have to spend hours every day fetching water. In many cases this causes them to miss school and miss out on an education that could enable them to have a better future. This is not the case for the kids in Kisaro Sector in rural Rwanda. Schoolchildren…

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Meet Peter

August 9, 2019

Peter and his five children are waiting on safe water. “We wake up in the morning around four o’clock, because the first thing we do as the whole family is collect water,” Peter explains. “We have to use flashlights so that we can see the way.” Peter, his wife, three sons, and two daughters walk…

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