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INUMA

Households living near INUMA are experiencing transformation in the way they access water. INUMA water is reliable, affordable and completely safe to consume at the tap. 

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A Vision To Go From Jerrican to Glasses

Through our work, we want to forever kick the jerrican and ensure all have access to clean safe water at the tap inside their homes. 

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Why Safe Tap Water Is Important

>> 48% of health care facilities don't have reliable safe water. 

>> 456 million in Sub-Saharan African do not have access to safe water.

>> 88.39% of all Rural Africans don’t have reliable water inside their house

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>> African women lose 200 million hours a day walking for water. 

 

>> 47% of schools don't have reliable safe water.

>>An estimated $260 billion is lost globally each year due to lack of basic water and sanitation.

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>> boreholes with handpumps often go broken and abandoned.

 

>> 26% of households have limited or no access to drinking water

>> The poor end up paying more for their water than the urban rich who live in well planned settlements.

 
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How it Works : A Partnership

The creation of each new Mini-grid, involves three key players: The users, the funding partners and Water Access Rwanda.

The Funding Partners

Whether just interested in the impact (philantrophic), the financial return or both, funding is the first key enabler for a new mini-grid. The demand for water is basic and very high yet capital is scarce. 

Funders only contribute for the establishment of the mini-grid while operation and maintenance is assured by us. 
Through Agreements with funders, we agree on deliverables including: impact, financial return and potential revenue share for their desired destination. 

Funders are also permanently recognized on the new infrastructure. 

Water Access Rwanda

We undertake the following responsibilties: 

  • Construction of the water point

  • Hiring and training water sellers 

  • Operations and maintenance of the water point through monhtly preventive care, water quality monitoring and fast response to outages. 

  • Collect a reasonable price for the water using smart prepaid meters.

  • Expand the network and provide more individuals with access to the water in their homes. 

  • Impact monitoring through period surveys and monthly data analysis. 

  • obtain necessary groundwater extraction permits.

The Community

The community is an essential partner of the mini-grids. Through their water purchases, the mini-grid will grow and thrive. 

But before we can establish one we have to : 

  • Have a collaboration framewhork with the local leadership (usually through an MoU with the district)

  • Receive passage from the commnuity when laying pipes

  • Receive land from the community. 

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Job Creation

All water sellers are selected without consideration of education background. They only need to be able to read and count. They all receive: 

  • A Basic salary of RWF 31,500 to RWF 45,000 per month.

  • Health insurance(RSSB)

  • Maternity/paternity leave

  • Company Contributions for personal events(wedding, family member burial, etc.).

  • The company offers double the amount contributed by all the employees.

  • 15% commissions on water sales

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Climate Impact

When households have safe to drink water they no longer need to boil it or buy bottled water. Positively affecting our planet by reducing use of firewood and plastic. 

Further water in the home reduces riverbank activities and our mini-grid increase the proportion of water systems running on renewable energy.

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Discover Our Existing Points

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June 22,  2017

Rwintare Network

Our network having two water points. Located in Rwintare Cell, Nyamirambo Sector, Nyarugenge District.

 

Population Covered 2,037 people

Connected At Home: 37 Households

Lydivine Muhayimana

F - 24

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September 28, 2019

Rukoronko Network

Our network having up to 7 water points and managed under Water4Climate project. Located in Rukoronko Cell, Mwogo Sector, Bugesera District.

Population Covered 5413 people

Connected At Home: 0 Household

Ingabire Brigite

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2017

Kanyinya Network

Our network having two water ponts. Located in Nzove Cell, Kanyinya Sector, Nyarugenge District.

Population Covered 805 people

Connected At Home: 33 Household

Charlotte Mugisha

F - 25

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May 27, 2019

Mutimasi 2 Network

Managed under W4C project

Located in Mutimasi Village, Rusizi District.

 

It covers a population of: 250 people

Connected at home: 0 household

Nzeyimana Alphonse

M - 26

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January 29, 2020

Musenyi Network

Located in Migina Cell, Musenyi Sector, Bugesera District.

Population covered: 459 people

Connected At Home: 0 household

Pacifique Gatete

F - 33

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2017

Rweza Network

Located in Rweza Village, Kigali Sector, Nyarugenge District.

 

It covers a population of: 410 people

Connected At Home: 1 household

Liliane Ingabire

F - 19

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January 19, 2019

Nzove Network

Located in Rutagara 1 Village, Kanyinya Sector, Nyarugenge District.

 

 

Population covered: 1,555 people

Connected at home: 0 household

Celine Ishimwe Clarisse

F - 28 

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September 15, 2019

Mugesera Network

5 water points compose Mugesera Network and managed under W4C project. Located in Kumuyange Village, Mugesera Sector, Ngoma District.

Population Covered 2,505 people

Connected At Home: 0 Household

Twamugize Denyse

F - 24

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2017

Mugatuguta Network

Located in Kavumu Cell, Mageragere Sector, Nyarugenge District.

 

Population covered: 287 people

Connected At Home: 0 household

Cyriaque Muyubahe

M - 23

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2017

Kavumu Network

Composed of two water points and located in Kavumu Cell, Mageragere Sector, Nyarugenge District.

Population Covered: 730 people

Connected At Home: 1 Household

Thierry Nizeyumukiza

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November 14, 2018

Gasharu Network

Located in Gasharu Village, Nyamirambo Sector, Nyarugenge District.

 

It covers a population of: 500 people Connected at home: 95 households

Zaurate Uwase

F - 30

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April 28, 2019

Mutimasi 1 Network

Managed by W4C

Located in Bitongo Village,  Rusizi District.

It covers a population of: 150 people

Connected At Home: 0 household

Esther Niyobuhungiro

F - 25

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June 02, 2019

Gihaya Network

Managaed under Water4Climate project.

Located in Kinyaga Village,  Rusizi District.

Population Covered 675 people

Connected At Home: 0 Household

Valens Gato

M - 24

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July 31, 2019

Batima Network

Located in Batima Village, Rweru Sector, Bugesera District.

Population Covered 1,500 people

Connected At Home: 0 Household

Adeline Nyiransengimana

F - 51

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2017

Dayoli  Network

Located in Kavumu Cell, Mageragere Sector, Nyarugenge District.

Population covered: 475 people

Connected At Home: 0 household

Emmanuel Hakizimana

M - 27

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October 24, 2018

Nyarufunzo  Network

This network is composed of two water points.Located in Nyarufunzo Village, Mageragere Sector, Nyarugenge District.

Population Covered 875 people

Connected At Home: 1 Household

Claudette Dushimirimana

F - 25

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2017

Nyarubande Network

Located in Nkungamu Cell, Mageragere Sector, Nyarugenge District.

 

 

It covers a population of: 565 people

Connected at home: 0 household

Felix Twizeyumukiza

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December 15, 2018

Ishywa  Network

Our network having 3 water points and located in Kaboneke Village, Nkombo Sector, Rusizi District

 

Population covered: 2,640 people

Connected at home: 0 household

Amos Tuyizere

F - 33

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January 27, 2020

Cyingaju Network

Managed under W4C project. Located in Musovu Cell, Juru Sector, Bugesera District.

Population covered: 524 people

Connected at home: 0 household

Annonciata Twagirayezu

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January 22, 2020

Gisunyu Network

Manages by W4C. Located in Bigoga Cell, Nkombo Sector, Rusizi District.

 

Population covered: 567 people

Connected at home: 0 household

Antoine Barengayabo

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