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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Each INUMA TM Provides Affordable Reliable Water Driving Massive Impact
People with reliable safe water
Saved on each water trip.
INUMA is the kinyarwanda word for dove.
A dove: a powerful symbol of love, peace, and purity
A case for dignity for the bottom of the pyramid
A new model for decentralized water infrastructure
A suitable way to provide water to the most vulnerable
Clients not beneficiaries, Opportunities not charity
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 (philanthropic), 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 to the establishment of the mini-grid while operation and maintenance are 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 responsibilities:
Construction of the water point
Hiring and training water sellers
Operations and maintenance of the water point through monthly 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 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 framework with the local leadership (usually through an MoU with the district)
Receive passage from the commnuity when laying pipes
Receive land from the community.
All water sellers are selected without consideration of their educational 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.
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
When households have safe to drink water they no longer need to boil it or buy bottled water. Positively affecting our planet by reducing the use of firewood and plastic.
Further water in the home reduces riverbank activities and our mini-grid increases the proportion of water systems running on renewable energy.
Suggest a Location
We are looking for places to put our sites in in 2020. Please suggest neighbourhoods that can benefit from our solution.
Discover Our Existing Points
June 22, 2017
Our network has two water points. Located in Rwintare Cell, Nyamirambo Sector, Nyarugenge District.
Population Covered 2,037 people
Connected At Home: 37 Households
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