As we enter the new year, we are continuing to use our platform to share the voices of those on the frontline of climate change. This month, we hear from Gaudance; a 50 year old farmer who lives in rural Rwanda and has seen an array of impacts caused by increasingly severe changes to the… Read the full article >
Up next in our Climate Change Case Studies Series, we hear from Francois Xavier Murinda, a Project Manager from Rwandans4Water, who oversees our borehole projects in Rwanda. Rwandans4Water are an NGO providing training and support to communities for efforts in environment, water, sanitation and hygiene.
Rwanda’s Akagera National Park is the largest protected wetland in Central Africa. It is home to rhinos, lions, and more recently, one of CO2balance’s latest projects. There are 400,000 people living in the periphery of the park, many of whom depend on the park’s activities for their livelihoods and amenities. Demand for firewood for cooking… Read the full article >
The BBC’s ‘Project 17’ podcast features one of the beneficiaries of CO2balance’s Rwanda Safe Water project in its epsiode on clean water. This episode follows Joyce, a 17 year old school girl, on her “quest for clean water in Rwanda”. It also has an accompanying BBC News article. It has been six years from when… Read the full article >
We’re pleased to see a country we work in to deliver safe water to rural communities featured on BBC News in the last month. The eye-opening video follows 17-year-old Joyce, who lives in Rwanda. She is on a mission to make clean water accessible for people in Rwanda and understand the barriers people face to… Read the full article >
World Toilet Day celebrates toilets and raises awareness of the 4.2 billion people living without access to safely managed sanitation (WHO/UNICEF 2019)1. It is about taking action to tackle the global sanitation crisis and achieve Sustainable Development Goal 6: water and sanitation for all by 2030.
Natural Capital Partners have partnered with CO2balance and Rwandans4Water to deliver a series of school-based CSR projects in the Gatsibo District of Rwanda. Over the past few months, our project partners have started work in four schools within the Gatsibo district. These schools are Groupe Scolaire Rwankuba, Groupe Scolaire Matunguru, Matare Primary School, Gakiri Primary… Read the full article >
In September I had the chance to travel to Rwanda to spend time with our partners and visit the communities benefitting from our projects. Having made a brief previous visit to Rwanda, this was a great opportunity to spend more quality time with the team at FAPDR, who implement the improved cookstove projects, and Rwandans4Water… Read the full article >
This World Water Day, there are still around 663 million people without access to clean drinking water sources, and over 2.4 billion people lacking access to basic sanitation services. Yet, access to clean drinking water and WASH facilities are at the core of ensuring health, education, and human and economic development. Through the work we… Read the full article >
In 2017, CO2balance has been building on its successful carbon offset projects in Rwanda by conducting a corporate social responsibility (CSR) project. Building on CO2balance’s work to provide communities with clean water in Gatsibo district, the CSR project has ensured that 4 primary schools have the facilities to make the best possible use of their… Read the full article >
In my last blog, I mentioned that our Rwanda cookstove and borehole projects had been selected by the Gold Standard to be part of a new video showcasing the multiple sustainable development benefits of Gold Standard certified projects. It is with great pleasure that we share with you a few photos from Gold Standard’s visit… Read the full article >
This month I had the chance to visit our borehole projects in Kayonza district, Rwanda. Accompanied by our partners Rwandans4water, I went to visit three boreholes that were rehabilitated under our programme. The photos below were taken at Mutembo where we met with the community leader, who described the tremendous impact of the borehole on… Read the full article >