GNF - Drinking Water in Gitaza at Lake Tangayjika

Drinking Water Project in Gitaza, Burundi



At least 1.8 billion people globally use a source of drinking water that is fecally contaminated and more than 80 per cent of wastewater resulting from human activities is discharged into rivers or sea without any pollution removal. The UN Sustainable Development Goals establish that universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water shall be granted for all by 2030. That is an enormous challenge especially in rural and remote regions of developing countries where drinking water supply is inadequate and remarkably scarce. Schools, children's homes and even hospitals often do not have reliable access to clean water. Additionally, treating sewage is often expensive and difficult in developing countries. Therefore the population is dependent on the use of contaminated sources such as lakes, rivers or polluted wells often causing chronic and very severe water-related diseases. Contaminated water is also a frequent cause of infant death in developing countries. The crucial role of access to clean water in accomplishing the needed socio-economic development goals is widely recognized.



The network concerns the connection, on about 900 meters, of drinking water from an existing network but having a sufficient quantity of water to supply a center called "MUYOBERA" which is in desperate need of drinking water. MUYOBERA a center near a cemetery with about 60 households to serve.


Project Partner 

Biraturaba is a NGO in Burundi for building peace bridges in the development areas of the country. It intervenes in the promotion of the economic, social and cultural rights of citizens, particularly the rights to drinking water, health and healthy environment. It focuses its activities in the neighborhoods of Lake Tanganyika, with a double objective: to improve the livelihood of citizens (notably through access to drinking water and sanitation) and to protect Lake Tanganyika against the different kinds of pollution.

Contact person

Ms. Laura Maeso Velasco

Global Nature Fund (GNF) - Büro Bonn

Phone: +49 228 184 86 94 16


 Water tank
 Drinking water supply
 Hand washing posibillities in the school
 The new storage tank with fittings
 Pupils and inhabitants use the new drinking water access.

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October – November 2018




Association Biraturaba


Sika AG