Location: Rutenderi, Rwanda

Description: Rutenderi is a rural village in East Rwanda, consisting of a population of about 600 families with no access to basic services such as electricity, water, schools and health centers. The population survives thanks to subsistence agriculture. Water is provided through a swamp 5 km from the town, from which people draw unhealthy water, through tanks. In addition to taking up to 4 hours a day to transport water, the frequency of intoxication is very high and during the dry season it is scarce and is not enough to fit the needs of the local population.  

Activity: In 2019 the Italian company Absolute Energy electrified the area through a photovoltaic system, therefore Tecnologie Solidali Onlus, with the support of the Valdese Table, designed a pumping system powered by renewable sources to ensure the transport and the accumulation of water to the village of Rutenderi. The project was launched in September 2019 and also includes awareness-raising and training on hygiene standards and water management.