Manna Energy Limited has installed a water treatment system at Fawe Girls School in Kigali. Gravity and sunlight power the water treatment system to provide clean drinking water for the students and staff.

Fawe

Narrative

Manna Energy Limited built a water treatment system that will provide safe drinking water for several hundred students and staff at Fawe Girls School. 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 often prevent students from attending school, this project is a major improvement to the quality of life and allows Rwandans to spend more time on education.

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 Oct, 2009 Implementation Phase
  • Implementation Phase Project started on 1 Jul, 2009 Preparation Phase

Manna Energy Limited has installed a water treatment system at Fawe Girls School in Kigali. Gravity and sunlight power the water treatment system to provide clean drinking water for the students and staff.

Narrative

Manna Energy Limited built a water treatment system that will provide safe drinking water for several hundred students and staff at Fawe Girls School. 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 often prevent students from attending school, this project is a major improvement to the quality of life and allows Rwandans to spend more time on education.

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: 650

School Children Getting Water: 630

Students living at the boarding school and staff

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:
$60,000
Final Cost:
$60,000
$60,000:
Global Water Challenge

Plan/Proposal