Everyone forever: water for people's model for ending Africa's water challenges

2018-02-12T15:10:35Z (GMT) by Gordon Mumbo Marceline Nyambala
Everyone forever (EF) and Sanitation as a Business are both water and sanitation models respectively being implemented in seven districts of Africa including; Rwanda, Malawi and Uganda. EF is collaboration amongst WASH partners to ensure that every household, clinic and school receives basic water and sanitation services on a sustainable basis. As a result of EF efforts in peri-urban Blantyre, Malawi levels of service for water shifted from 19% in 2010 to 57% in 2012. In Rwanda, EF aims to provide full water coverage for the Rulindo District by 2015. In Uganda, EF has been exploring different approaches to supporting sustainable access to improved water and sanitation facilities as well as working with Business Development Service provider to promote sanitation entrepreneurs. One significant challenge is that many communities view water as a common good that they have been collecting from open springs and which should not be paid for.