With community support, we will build a water treatment system that will provide safe drinking water for almost 8000 residents of Shyira. The system uses local materials to create a water treatment system powered by sunlight and gravity.

Narrative

With community support, Manna Energy Limited will build a water treatment system that will provide safe drinking water for almost 8000 residents of Cyimanzovu. 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 residents from attending work or school, this project is a major improvement to the quality of life and allows Rwandans to spend more time on education and earning income.

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 Dec, 2011 Implementation Phase
  • Implementation Phase Project started on 1 Jun, 2011 Preparation Phase
    Evan Thomas ( Manna Energy Limited ) About 1 Month before start 21 Apr, 2011

    Waiting for Materials

    Status: In-progress

    Operating Status:

    At this time, Manna is awaiting the arrival of a shipping container with parts for major system components. The container is expected to arrive within the next two months. Construction will commence shortly after the container's arrival.

With community support, we will build a water treatment system that will provide safe drinking water for almost 8000 residents of Shyira. The system uses local materials to create a water treatment system powered by sunlight and gravity.

Narrative

With community support, Manna Energy Limited will build a water treatment system that will provide safe drinking water for almost 8000 residents of Cyimanzovu. 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 residents from attending work or school, this project is a major improvement to the quality of life and allows Rwandans to spend more time on education and earning income.

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: 8030

People Getting Safe Drinking Water: 8000

One preschool, two primary schools, two secondary schools, a vocational school, military camp, hospital, and a cooperative of women with HIV/AIDS, as well as being accessible to community members in general

People Getting Other Benefits: 30

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:
$68,500
Community:
$68,500
Final Cost:
$68,500
$68,500:
Self

Plan/Proposal