Safe water

Water access a top priority for Rwandan schools as they reopen

The Rwanda government is investing in clean water and new classrooms to prevent the spread of Covid-19, as schools worry they cannot afford increased costs of water for hand-washing.

In Addis Ababa, COVID-19 is both a challenge and an opportunity

By Mekonnen Teshome and Tesfaye Abate Ethiopia has long struggled with access to clean water. But the spotlight that COVID-19

Egyptian villagers purify their drinking water

Village water purification stations built to reduce waterborne diseases provide an existing solution for communities in Egypt’s Menoufia governorate in the fight against COVID-19.

Amidst urban water shortages, Rwanda government commits to expanding Kigali’s water supply

Kigali, Rwanda is experiencing a water shortage due to an old distribution network and illegal connections. The government plans to replace old pipes and establish new reservoirs.

Unsafe water raises COVID-19 risks in Mbeya, Tanzania

Residents of Madundasi and Lyala villages in Luhanga Ward in Mbarali district – in Tanzania’s Mbeya Region are at risk of contracting waterborne diseases due to the use of unsafe water.

RUNNING DRY: Booming informal trade of cross-border water sellers in Rwanda, D.R.Congo hit by border closure

A booming informal water trade between Rwanda and Goma, DRC, has slowed to a trickle during Covid-19, putting at risk more than a million Congolese who depend on Rwanda water.

Amidst COVID-19, Omoro district fails to get shs1b for borehole repairs

Omoro district in northern Uganda is in dire dilemma after failing to get over shs1b ($269 million) for the repair of over 200 boreholes as directed by the Ministry of Water and Environment during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Karangura: Caught up between the dual danger of COVID-19 pandemic and water crisis

Young girls are getting pregnant. Domestic violence is on the rise. These are just some of the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic and its restrictions in an area where water is scarce, said Kikora Masereka, of Kyahwire zone, Karangura Sub County in Kabarole district of Western Uganda.

WATER FOR CREDIT: How Small Loans are Helping Kenyans Harvest Rainwater, Invest in Sanitation during Pandemic

The WaterCredit financing initiative launched by Water.org has mobilized $244 million in micro-loans to help 3.9 million Kenyans access water and sanitation solutions.