Go back to Blog

Water for People – Reliable Drinking Water Services



Anzu Global recruiter Jeanne Sharpe is inspired by her niece’s work with Water for People.  Read about how they succeeded in getting reliable drinking water services to the entire population of the Rulindo District in sub-Saharan Africa.  Anzu Global also actively works with the Guidan Roumji and surrounding villages in Niger, Africa through our charitable organization Bokai.

This is a video that the communications team at Water For People (where my niece works) recently produced. The producer/narrator is a colleague, Jean Pierre, who is based in Kigali, Rwanda. My niece’s role in Denver supports the district- and country-level teams in Rwanda, Uganda and Malawi, and to help share their incredible work.

A district called Rulindo is where our current program model was founded back in 2010. The district has succeeded in getting reliable drinking water services to the entire population – as far as we know, it is one of the first districts in sub-Saharan Africa to accomplish universal access at this scale. This is their story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCeqnCs-uYY&t=5s. A celebration of this achievement was originally planned for the spring of 2020, which was cancelled due to the pandemic, so the documentary was launched virtually instead.

We implemented this program model in 40 districts around the world. You can dig into our org and global work a bit more here: https://www.waterforpeople.org

 

Donate to Bokai

Donate to Water for People