Signing Ceremony for “the Project for Improving Access to WASH Facilities in Two Villages in Rubavu District” under the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP/Kusanone)

From left to right: Mr. HANGIMANA MUGABE Isaac, Legal Representative of HIHD, Ambassador IMAI.
On February 24, at the Embassy of Japan in Kigali, Ambassador IMAI and Mr. HANGIMANA MUGABE Isaac, Legal Representative of HAND IN HAND FOR DEVELOPMENT (HIHD), signed a Grant Contract amounting up to 89,107 USD under GGP.
Group photo
The project aims to provide clean water and sanitary facilities directly to 580 people living in Kanembwe and Bihungwe villages by constructing micro-flush toilets, bio-sand water filters and rainwater harvesting tanks. In those two villages, people did not have access to clean water and toilets up to now. They have to walk for two hours to fetch the water, and they face serious issue of water-borne diseases caused by inadequate sanitary facilities.
Project sites
Ambassador IMAI said in his remarks: “It is my pleasure to welcome you all at our Embassy today, on the occasion of signing the Grant Contract. This is the first time for the HIHD to implement a project under our GGP scheme, and we are very pleased to collaborate with them as they have a vast experience and have contributed to the Water and Sanitation Sector in Rwanda for 10 years.”

Mr. HANGIMANA MUGABE Isaac, the Legal Representative of HIHD, expressed his appreciation to the Government and the people of Japan for this valuable assistance, and promised that HIHD will work hard to implement this project successfully.