Iriba Water Supply
Iriba Water, transforming communities through clean water supply
Moving to a new town can, of course, be an exciting or challenging experience but it can also be both at the same time. When Yvette Ishimwe moved from Kigali to Kayonza it felt exciting and challenging all at once. The move came at a time when she had just completed my high school studies.
The challenge, however, came in the most unexpected way! Yvette thought she had all the information about life in Kayonza before they had moved, though the fact that it is located in one of the Districts that suffers some of the worst water shortages was unknown. The family was supposed to build the new home when they found out that there’s not even enough water to complete the house itself! It was a nightmare.
At this point, Yvette decided to hire bicycle riders to deliver the water to people’s homes instead of having them queue for hours waiting to get the water. This turned out great because of the time that the women and children got to save.