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Burera Five Youth Groups Training - Rwanda

Burera Lake

This project is made possible through the partnership of Water Charity and the Friendly Water for The World.

Burera Training, RwandaLocation
Burera District, Rwanda

Community Description
Burera District is located in the northern province of Rwanda, adjacent to the Ugandan border, and between the cities of Musanze and Byumba. It is a highlands district, home to Lakes Burera, Ruhondo and different rivers from Volcanoes Park.

Problem Addressed
In many of the sectors of this district, people don’t have access to clean water and those who think they are accessing clean tap water, which is not totally clean. So, this training is designed to train youth from six sectors that surround Burera and Ruhondo lakes, which are the main sources of water in these sectors. People from these sectors fetch water from lakes and rivers to be used at home; and as result, water borne related diseases are frequently found there.

Project Description
This project is an extensive training on Hygiene, Sanitation and Bio Sand filter construction, which was held in BURERA District (Rwanda). it was a five day training that went from November 7th to 11th, 2016.  Six groups with a total of one hundred twenty youth beneficiaries from six different sectors were trained and provided materials and tools with which to make their own filters. This training was conducted by FWFW in partnership with the local authority, and in partnership with Water Charity.  The project focused on the youth because they are good change makers, and in Rwanda they face many problems including lack of jobs which leads some of them to different wrong ways and bad decision making.  The ability to make and sell filters as well as selling filtered water gives them a viable profession while also uplifting the health of the entire area.

While the training has been completed already, ​aid to those trained and follow-up services (including access to more materials) is ongoing.  We will be posting extensive follow up reports on how these 120 people have progressed in making filters and providing water to the Burera community.
Three women with their filters

This training set out to increase:

  • *  The knowledge of the trained youth as the community in general on hygiene and sanitation.
  • *  Sources of water maintenance.
  • *  Knowledge on treatment of water.
  • *  Education on Consequences from using unsafe water and benefits from using clean water.
  • *  Knowledge leading to job creation.


  • *  Start of small projects in order to increase incomes.
  • *  Reduction of youth unemployment in Rwanda.
  • *  Reduction of diseases from unsafe water by distribution Bio Sand water filters.
  • *  Contribution to community’s economy and the whole country in general.
    *  Increased number of people with access to clean water.
    *  Economic growth of the District since people will be healthy.

Community Organization
HAND IN HAND FOR DEVELOPMENT is a non-profit organisation formerly called « GOD IN US AFRICA».  It is managed by dispositions of the law Nº 20/2000 of 26th July 2000 related to non-profit organization.

The organization works with widows living with HIV/AIDS, Orphans, and street kids in Rubavu, Ngororero, Musanze and Nyabihu Districts.

4 men, rwanda
The head office of the organization is established in Kivumu cell, GISENYI Sector, RUBAVU District, WESTERN Province. In partnership with Friendly Water for the World it trains the Rwandan youth on job creation and self employment in the domain of clean water via Bio sand water filters construction. The youth is also being trained in Hygiene and Sanitation, and after these trainings, they will start to run a business of selling the filters in order to grow their income and save the lives of people via distribution of clean water.

Project Impact
120 youth from six sectors of BURERA District, their families and to the population of this District in general through access to clean water.

Friendly Water for the World Volunteer Directing Project
Niyitegeka Patient

Monitoring and Maintenance 
After 6 months the impact will be remarkable and HAND IN HAND FOR DEVELOPMENT will submit a report to FW including the histories of success. From the profits of this project, trained youth will invest in other different businesses and they will keep providing clean water to community via Bio Sand water filters distribution.


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Donations of any amount will be appreciated. The full amount will allow you a posted dedication, if that is something that you would like

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