We’ve set out to make clean water a reality—20 Liters at a time—in one of the world’s most underserved areas, Sub-Saharan Africa.
We developed a partnership that leverages WRR's expertise at mobilizing local churches and teaching water hygiene at schools.
We developed solutions specifically for those along the Nyabarongo River.
We developed methods to empower locals to be the ones leading the charge.
There are nearly 800 million people in the world living without access to safe, clean water.
For us, this dilemma became very real during a conversation with church leaders in Masaka, Rwanda. There, in June of 2008, 500 people died from a cholera outbreak due to contaminated water. When we asked church and community leaders what the greatest needs were, it was no surprise—clean water topped the list. From that moment on, we set out to make clean water a reality—20 Liters at a time—in one of the world’s most underserved areas: Sub-Saharan Africa.
Through our partnership with World Relief Rwanda, we mobilized local churches, taught water hygiene to school-aged children, and developed solutions specifically for those along the Nyabarongo River. The communities become empowered to lead the change.
About our name: In the rural areas where we work, and all over the world, 20-liter yellow jerry cans are commonly used to transport water—water often unsafe for drinking. The jerry can has become our symbol for those people living without access to safe, clean water. Thus, our name.
Join us in creating impact and bringing resources, solutions and education to those without access to safe, clean water—a fundamental right everyone deserves.
We value innovation, hard work, volunteerism and transparency.
Volunteer teams and committees in the US and Rwanda make us strong and sustainable.
We're always looking for talented and dedicated people to serve with us. Do you have a passion for clean water?
We believe in the work we do and the people we help. We stand by our track record of success and fiscal responsibility.
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Water Program Manager, Rwanda
Technical Officer, Rwanda
Mobilization Officer, Rwanda
Executive Committee Chair, President
Technical Advisors, US Staff
Program Committee Chair
Fund Development Committee Chair
Finance Committee Chair, Treasurer
Volunteer and Board Development Chair
Marketing Committee Chair
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