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Les Compagnons fontainiers du Rwanda (COFORWA)


Les Compagnons fontainiers du Rwanda (COFORWA)  works for the well-being of local communities in rural areas of Rwanda by providing improved access to water by constructing water installations. COFORWA has more than 40 years of experience and is based and registered in Muhanga, but operates everywhere in Rwanda. COFORWA also provides training courses on water quality, water installations, and maintenance.

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COFORWA aims to create a healthy environment, guaranteeing the basic conditions for harmonious and lasting health.




COFORWA aims to:

  • promote the conditions for improved access to water, energy and sanitation
  • promote sustainable management of water and energy
  • provide hygiene behavior change education

Visit their website to find out more


Related reading


COFORWA has been a leading partner in a WASH project to help rural communities of four volcanic districts to gain access to safe drinking water and adequate sanitation facilities, specifically working on community mobilisation to encourage ownership and sustainabilit. 
Download Celebrating sustainable, affordable water and sanitation services, a magazine produced for World Water Day 2013 which highlights the project's achievements (PDF 233Kb)


Read a blog by Christian Muhawenimana, Executive Director of COFORWA, about his messages for the post Millennium Development Goal agenda

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