Installed a water treatment system at the L'Esperance Orphanage. The children use a BYOW (Bring Your Own Water) system to get clean water using gravity-fed sand filters and solar-powered ultraviolet light disinfection.

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Narrative

With support from Engineers Without Borders, Manna Energy Limited built a water treatment system that provides safe drinking water for 130 AIDS and genocide orphans at the L'Esperance Orphanage. The system uses locally available materials to create a water treatment system powered by sunlight and gravity. Water passes through a gravity-fed gravel filter, a gravity-fed sand filter, and then around an ultraviolet light that kills any remaining pathogens. In Rwanda, where diarrheal diseases are a leading cause of death for children under age five, this project is a major improvement to the quality of life and allows the children to spend more time attending school.

Each liter of water that is treated with Manna’s water treatment systems is a liter of water that no longer needs to be boiled with wood. With fewer trees being burned as firewood, less carbon will be released to the atmosphere, which directly translates to verifiable emission reductions. By participating in the United Nations’ Clean Development Mechanism, Manna’s projects will earn Certified Emission Reductions (CERs), or carbon credits, enabling a system of sustainable financing for maintenance and expansion.

  • Impact Assessment (M&E) Phase Project completed on 1 Aug, 2007 Implementation Phase
  • Implementation Phase Project started on 1 Jun, 2007 Preparation Phase

Installed a water treatment system at the L'Esperance Orphanage. The children use a BYOW (Bring Your Own Water) system to get clean water using gravity-fed sand filters and solar-powered ultraviolet light disinfection.

Narrative

With support from Engineers Without Borders, Manna Energy Limited built a water treatment system that provides safe drinking water for 130 AIDS and genocide orphans at the L'Esperance Orphanage. The system uses locally available materials to create a water treatment system powered by sunlight and gravity. Water passes through a gravity-fed gravel filter, a gravity-fed sand filter, and then around an ultraviolet light that kills any remaining pathogens. In Rwanda, where diarrheal diseases are a leading cause of death for children under age five, this project is a major improvement to the quality of life and allows the children to spend more time attending school.

Each liter of water that is treated with Manna’s water treatment systems is a liter of water that no longer needs to be boiled with wood. With fewer trees being burned as firewood, less carbon will be released to the atmosphere, which directly translates to verifiable emission reductions. By participating in the United Nations’ Clean Development Mechanism, Manna’s projects will earn Certified Emission Reductions (CERs), or carbon credits, enabling a system of sustainable financing for maintenance and expansion.

Sustainability

Creating and measuring long-term impact

A key element of this project is the integration of economic sustainability through the Clean Development Mechanism. Each liter of water that is treated with Manna Energy Limited’s water treatment system is a liter of water that no longer needs to be boiled with wood, and this directly translates to verifiable emission reductions. The generation and sale of CDM carbon credits from the treatment of drinking water that offsets the demand for water treatment by boiling with non-renewable wood fuel ensures that revenue is generated to operate and maintain the installed system. The sale of these carbon credits allows Manna Energy Limited to earn income for a period of ten years, which will pay for the continued operation and maintenance of the system during that time.

Impact

People Impacted: 150

People Getting Safe Drinking Water: 130

AIDS and genocide orphans

People Getting Other Benefits: 20

Jobs provided during construction

Maintenance/Operating Costs Annual, in US$: $1000

Creating and measuring long-term impact

A key element of this project is the integration of economic sustainability through the Clean Development Mechanism. Each liter of water that is treated with Manna Energy Limited’s water treatment system is a liter of water that no longer needs to be boiled with wood, and this directly translates to verifiable emission reductions. The generation and sale of CDM carbon credits from the treatment of drinking water that offsets the demand for water treatment by boiling with non-renewable wood fuel ensures that revenue is generated to operate and maintain the installed system. The sale of these carbon credits allows Manna Energy Limited to earn income for a period of ten years, which will pay for the continued operation and maintenance of the system during that time.

Funding

Funded:
$15,000
Final Cost:
$15,000
$10,000:
Global Water Challenge
$5,000:
Engineers Without Borders

Plan/Proposal