Rwanda | Isoko y’Ubuzima (THRIVE)

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Activity Description

Through Isoko y’Ubuzima (“source of life”), USAID works to improve access to drinking water and sanitation services through a combination of technical and financial support. USAID makes strategic investments to strengthen markets for services and products related to sanitation and hygiene; increase demand for those products and services; and improve the governance of water and sanitation service provision. 

Activity Objectives

Overall Isoko y’Ubuzima aims to increase the use of safer and more sustainable drinking water and sanitation services. This will be accomplished through

  • Improved capacity of national and district governments to plan for, monitor, and regulate water services
  • Expanded, maintained, and professionalized water services
  • Increased supply and demand for, and market-based solutions for, household sanitation and hygiene

Working closely with national and district governments as well as private sector communities, the Activity uses a District Wide Approach to ensure sustainable access to WASH services in 10 districts: Nyabihu, Ngororero, Ruhango, Nyamagabe, Nyanza, Rwamagana, Kayonza, Ngoma, Kirehe, Nyagatare. It directly supports and builds district staff capacity to assess, understand, and plan for all costs needed to reach universal access to WASH services and ensure their sustainability.

Districts where Isoko y'Ubuzima is active.
Image credit: Water For People.

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Contributions to the U.S. Global Water Strategy

Strategic Objective 1 Strengthen sector governance, financing, institutions, and markets

Strategic Objective 2 Increase equitable access to safe, sustainable, and climate-resilient water and sanitation services, and adoption of key hygiene behaviours