The project “Acceleration of Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) towards reaching Rwanda’s Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)” dubbed the WASH project, continues change the water and sanitation landscape in the districts of Nyabihu, Rubavu, Musanze and Burera. By the end of 2013, the project will have brought safe water to nearly 500,000 people. It will also have delivered improved gender-sensitive sanitation facilities to 50 health centres and 200 schools; changing the lives of 250,000 pupils and 450,000 new users in rural areas use improved sanitation facilities and safe hygiene practices, including hand washing with soap (or ash), after toilet use and before eating and feeding.
The second objective of the water and sanitation strategy of 2010 is to “ensure sustainable functionality of rural water supply infrastructure by developing effective management structures”. The WASH project has focused on establishing sustainable, functional services through delegated management to provide water at affordable cost.
Brochure which describes the partnership between SNV and FLO (Fairtrade International). In 2006, a unique partnership was born. Responding to the need for an integrated, market-based approach to the challenge of persistent poverty, SNV Netherlands Development Organisation (SNV) and Fairtrade International (FLO) teamed up to help producers in the World South reach consumers worldwide via Fairtrade. As a result of the partnership, numerous farming communities in eleven African countries now benefit from expanded market access, increased production, employment and income, as well as broader social progress and greater control over their future.
This is the story of the partnership, the people involved and the progress made.
In this capitalization document you’ll find the overview of what the Rwanda team has done and how it strengthened capacities in the tourism sector. The intervention logic presented in this document shows how the input and activities (outputs) relate to increased services in tourism industry (outcome) and changes in the lives of the poor (impact). This puts the work of SNV in perspective and allows the reader to appreciate the logic of the approaches and different actions developed. A list of SNV publications can be found at the end of this document.
The brochure is a compilation of various case studies illustrating the impact of SNV's work in the life of millions of people in Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, DR Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Kenya, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
It portrays the approaches and methods used by SNV to empower local communities, businesses and organisations to break the cycle of poverty by providing them with the tools, knowledge and connections they need to increase their incomes and gain access to basic services.