#LLABlog – Meet Christelle Kwizera, a social entrepreneur striving to eradicate water scarcity in Rwanda

Christelle Kwizera


Christelle Kwizera is a Mechanical Engineer and the founder of Water Access Rwanda. Water Access Rwanda is an award-winning social enterprise that has been operating in the water sector for six years since a 2014 debut.

Water Access Rwanda is a social enterprise that offers simple, durable and affordable water solutions to Rwanda and in the East Africa region in a bid to address the water crisis, while also creating employment for youth. The company is primarily focused on the bottom of the pyramid’s need for affordable and safe water and deploys models of access that provide clean water in a convenient manner.

Water Access Rwanda was started out of the desire to eliminate water scarcity in Rwanda whilst at the same time providing young people with employment. This desire was born after witnessing how horribly rural and urban households were affected with economic water scarcity (the lack of CLEAN Water) and just how many people were affected in sub-Saharan Africa (over 400 million).

Christelle Kwizera is an award-winning leader and social entrepreneur with extensive experience in water projects and environmental activism. She has been globally recognised for her work and leadership in addressing the urgent need for clean and affordable water access for East Africa’s citizens. 

Christelle was awarded the 3rd Africa Businesses Heroes award by Jack Ma, recognized as Foundation Chanel’s 2019 Woman Entrepreneur of the year, and appears in Vital Voices 100 Women Using their Power to Empower Book alongside Hilary Clinton, Late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Christine Lagarde, and other leading global women figures.

Christelle Kwizera is an advocate for SDGs 6; Clean water and sanitation. You are an inspiration to us all. Keep up the great works 


This article was culled from Lionesses of Africa

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