Impact Rwanda: Get Ready for Take-Off!
Water and reforestation are on the menu for this latest impact adventure
In October 2021, Fathers And Kids Camping is going to team up with Impact Adventures to implement Impact Rwanda 2021, its sixth impact project in the past five years.
Nearly 1 in 2 people in Rwanda do not have access to safe drinking water close or inside their home. In rural areas, the vast majority depend on hand-pumps which are prone to breakage. Due to lack of funds, villagers often slip back to drinking unsafe pond water when those pumps break down. This results in life-threatening diseases such as typhoid and cholera. Most of the child fatalities are directly linked to lack of clean water.
Established in 2014 by a dynamic entrepreneur named Christelle Kwizera, Water Access Rwanda is a social enterprise committed to eradicating water scarcity in Africa by providing reliable technologies for durable access to clean water.
Over the past six years, they have provided close to 100m liters of water to over 132,000 individuals, schools, business and farms in Rwanda and across the borders in DRC, Burundi and Uganda. For more information on Water Access Rwanda, please click here.
On October 15, 2021, a group of 34 volunteers from Fathers And Kids Camping is going to travel to Rwanda to join forces with Water Access Rwanda. Together, we are going to head to Bugesera District, Ruhuha Sector and build one of their famous INUMA water kiosks.
INUMA is an affordable off-grid water station which provides water collection, treatment and distribution. The water is sold via pre-paid payment chips for only 1RWF/L ($0.001/L) making it affordable for all household usage.
Our INUMA station will provide safe water for 1,500 people in Ruhuha.
After completing the project in Ruhuha we are going to link up with another world-class NGO called Albertine Rift Conservation Society (ARCOS). They focus on reforestation and agro-forestry projects, in partnership with Canada-based One Tree Planted.
With their help, we are going to team up with a local school in Nyamata and together we will plant 1,000 indigenous trees. The aim is to actively contribute towards enhancing the local biodiversity and to climate resilience.
There are many ways for you to get involved. If you would like to learn more please check out this project overview deck which also outlines some of the partnership opportunities.