Published on: 03/08/2022
Alice Mukandayambaje is one of the USAID-funded Isoko y'Ubuzima project community mobilisers. In her community, she has built an improved latrine and installed a homemade handwashing facility. Photo credit: Theophile Harushyamagara, Water For People
Isoko y'Ubuzuma is a 5-year, USAID-funded project implemented from July 2021 through July 2026 by a consortium led by Water For People to improve Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) services in rural areas of Rwanda.
Isoko y'Ubuzima will provide technical and financial support for the Government of Rwanda through three major strategic objectives:
The project is targeting 10 districts in Rwanda and follows the District Wide Approach that was approved by the Rwandan Ministry of Infrastructure and piloted in 5 districts, to ensure sustainable access to clean water for everyone. The District Wide Approach was born out of Water For People's Everyone Forever Model, which seeks to bring sustainable WASH services to every community, school, and clinic in a district.
Map: Isoko y'Ubuzima Areas of intervention
Water For People (lead), IRC, Vitens Evides International (VEI), CARE International, and African Evangelistic Enterprise (AEE)
IRC is bringing in its systems strengthening expertise, and will be working with government staff to increase the awareness on the need for a strong national and local WASH systems, bringing in proven tools and approaches, including training via the WASH Systems Academy.
Key experts involved on behalf of IRC: