Rwanda is a small landlocked country in east-central Africa, bordered by Uganda, Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Tanzania; it supports the densest population in continental Africa, most of who engage in subsistence agriculture.
According to the most recent Joint Monitoring Program (JMP) Report by UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO), in Rwanda 69% of people have improved water and 69% have access to improved sanitation. These numbers considerably overestimate water coverage in the country; they do not take into consideration the number of users per water point, accessibility throughout the year, or water quality.
In June 2008, Water For People opened an office in Kigali, Rwanda’s capital and largest city. Since then, Water For People–Rwanda has worked with various stakeholders to determine how best to provide sustainable drinking water, sanitation, and hygiene education.