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Project Context

The Nyagatare Safe Water Project is a major step forward for the people living in this region, by rehabilitating broken water wells. As simple as this may seem, it demands a committed team and continuous monitoring of the boreholes. Without the appropriate maintenance, wells become broken and inoperable. Through this project, each borehole supplies fresh and clean drinking water to over 100 families, impacting positively on health and the environment. Find out more here.

Benefits & Impact

  • The water supply infrastructure is established and maintained
  • Each borehole supplies around 2.5 million liters of water per year, equal to 1 Olympic swimming pool
  • Provision of clean drinking water reduces the need to boil water and less use of firewood also saves money: households can buy cows and sheep and support their children with schoolbooks.
  • Reducing the use of the 3-stone-fire for water purification results in less smoke and leads to significantly less red-eye irritation and lung diseases.
  • Reducing CO2: 10.000 tons per VPA through the optimized water gathering process.
  • Protection of biodiversity hot spots such as the Akagera National Park.
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Benefits contributing to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals are an urgent call for action by all countries - developed and developing - in a global partnership. They recognize that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality and spur economic growth - all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests. If you wish to view the impact of each SDG in more detail please click here.