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Providing Clean Water Access to the Community along with Trainings and Workshops on Hygiene, the Importance of Girls' Education, and Job Creation for Women

We are working to address the social issue of poverty and a lack of competitiveness in the job market among women in our community. This issue is linked to their lack of confidence, which results from spending too much time for water collection and having limited time for women to care for themselves. Women also face lack of confidence from ignorance that is based on cultural beliefs which has minimized the importance of educational opportunities for girls and women. Women face violence in most cases and they decide to stay home, which is considered as a loss of self-esteem. Lack of workshops or inspiration opportunities are also contributing to the existence of that issue. Lack of creativity training, insufficient number of income activities, and lack of a market also keep women behind. Results from that issue are: extreme poverty, polygamy, high rate of unemployment, school dropouts, family conflicts, and street children.

Our mission is to increase the number of women who have confidence in the job market. We will achieve our mission by installing a water access point in the middle of 3 villages, providing workshops on hygiene and water treatment, mobilizing and raising awareness of the importance of female education, and providing job creation training to the women and girls to inspire them by inviting successful people to help them start revenue activities.

We believe that:

  • To install a water access point in our community will reduce the time that women spend to fetch water. Due to that, the women will save the time for other activities, including the revenue activities, and finally, poverty will be reduced in our community.
  • To provide sensitizations on the importance of female education will raise the number of girls going to school, which will increase the number of women who have confidence in the job market.
  • To provide inspired workshops to community members will help people with job-seeking.
  • To educate the community on hygiene will improve health and reduce poor hygiene diseases.
  • Job creativity training will allow community members to design sustainable activities.

We will install a water access point in our community, which will serve 3000 people regularly. We will organize monthly public workshops on hygiene and water treatment to keep it healthy. This will happen 4 times per month for 8 months. We will provide monthly sensitizations on the importance of educating girls and women. We will offer inspiring workshops on income generating activities to the community members during Umuganda Day once per month for 4 months. We will provide workshops on creative income generating activities to 60 women and 40 girls.


  • After 1 year, 90% of people who live in our area will have access to clean water.
  • After 1 year, 95% of our community members will know the importance of school.
  • After 1 year, 70% of men in our community will favor women's income generating activities.
  • After 1 year, 60% of females will be able to create and to manage small income generating activities.
  • After 1 year, 90% of our community members will have knowledge on clean water preparation.

Project Details


Venture Cost: $18,345
Location: Nyakabungo Village, Jali Sector, Gasabo District
Team Members: 6
Beneficiaries: 3000
Launched: 2016

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