In 1994, Rwanda experienced Africa’s worst genocide in modern times which destroyed Rwanda’s already fragile economic base, severely impoverished the population (women in particular), and eroded the country’s ability to attract investments.

In many areas of Rwanda, people are forced to walk long distances to the nearest source of water—often contaminated and most likely to make them sick. Since 2007, Living Water Rwanda has offered hope for these desperate communities through providing safe water access, hygiene and sanitation lessons, and the living water that is Jesus. Our staff engages with local churches and shares messages through Bible storytelling.

As led by the Ministry of Natural Resources, we began focusing our efforts in the Ruhango district in 2011, allowing our staff to engage deeper with communities.