Rural Water Supply Program, Rwanda

Northwater was retained to evaluate several water supply systems in the Rulindo District of Rwanda that are part of the Rulindo Challenge, an ambitious program being led by Water for People and the Rwandan government. The goal of the Rulindo Challenge is to provide all 494 communities, 100 schools and 24 health clinics in the Rulindo District with access to safe drinking water by 2017.

The evaluation included a field assessment of several rural water supply systems that have been recently constructed or are in the process of being constructed. The evaluation included review of engineering designs, construction quality, system functionality, the effectiveness of a private water system operator model and the overall satisfaction of the beneficiaries that include communities, schools and health clinics.

Project Details
  • Location: Rulindo District, Rwanda
  • Client: Water for Life, Charity: water
  • Sector: NGO