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    A Latrine that is Appropriate for our City Booklet

    April 26, 2024

    This booklet provides detailed explanations of construction techniques and advises community members on building improved, affordable emptiable latrines suitable for the City of Kigali.

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    Bringing Reliable Water and Sanitation Services to Everyone In Rwanda

    January 26, 2024

    In 2008, Water For People opened an office in Kigali, Rwanda. Ever since Water For People has brought clean water and improved sanitation services to over a million people in five districts. This document provides a quick summary of this 15-year journey and the impact that Water For People’s work has had on people, communities,…

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    Deep Row Entrenchment of Faecal Sludge in Small Towns in Uganda

    October 26, 2023

    Deep row entrenchment (DRE) was piloted as an innovative solution for faecal sludge disposal and reuse in small towns lacking formal treatment plants and where pit emptiers had to haul emptied sludge over long distances. The project involved collaboration with town and district officials to identify suitable pilot locations. In addition, pit emptiers were trained…

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    Isoko Y’Ubuzima Newsletter and Year 1 Summary

    December 12, 2022

    Isoko y’Ubuzima is a WASH USAID-funded project implemented by Water For People in Rwanda. This is a summary of the achievements after year 1 of activities implementation.

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    A study of the pit emptiers’ market- insights from quantitative surveys and qualitative findings

    October 1, 2022

    Pit latrine emptying services in several African cities are typically provided by small-scale, private-sector actors. In Kampala & Blantyre, the focus areas of this study, these services are completely privatized or under a PPP with the government. It is (assumed to be) a low-margin, unglamorous, and informal activity. In the past decade, some pit emptying…

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    A Solution to Sanitation Gaps: The Supply Chain and Points of Purchase in Rural India

    June 13, 2022

    Infographic about the study: “Rural Sanitation Supply Chain Gaps & Opportunities: Bihar Study Report.” In this study, Ecociate Consultants (Ecociate) with the support of Water For People, studied the feasibility and level of sustainability of POPs, allowing us to know which gaps still exist in the sanitation supply chain in India.

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    Una solución a las brechas de saneamiento: La cadena de suministro y los puntos de compra en la India rural

    June 13, 2022

    En la India, Water For People trabaja con socios en los estados de Bihar, Odisha, Bengala Occidental y Maharashtra para aumentar la accesibilidad a los baños domésticos, fomentando el desarrollo de las capacidades de las microempresas locales y creando conciencia de la importancia de los mismos. Esto incluye la introducción de empresas locales de saneamiento,…

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    Oferta y demanda para servicios de agua y saneamiento en zonas rurales dispersas de Honduras

    April 5, 2022

    Un estudio de oferta y demanda para servicios de agua y saneamiento en el área rural dispersa, tiene como objetivo analizar de forma semi-cuantitativa las demandas satisfechas e insatisfechas de la población rural dispersa, y la oferta disponible para atender la demanda.

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    Guía para elaborar planes de contingencia de los prestadores de servicios de saneamiento – Ámbito rural

    March 24, 2022

    La presente guía propone un proceso secuencial que facilita la asesoría del Área Técnica Municipal a los prestadores de servicios de saneamiento rural para la formulación de los planes de contingencia; y plantea el uso de definiciones, términos y acciones previas para su formulación. Asimismo, describe didácticamente el proceso de formulación del plan y la…

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    Estudio regional de microfinanzas: “Situación de financiamiento a soluciones de agua y saneamiento en Centroamérica y República Dominicana: Generando Sinergias”

    March 21, 2022

    Estudio regional realizado por la Red Centroamericana de Microfinanzas (REDCAMIF) y Water For People para determinar el nivel de financiamiento desde las microfinancieras a soluciones de agua y saneamiento y los principales obstáculos y oportunidades.  

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