International Community Program – Rwanda, Nyabipfura (Unassigned)

August 23, 2019
Number of volunteers needed
1 Chapter
Project Location


International Community Programs (ICP) - Unassigned Program

Chapters interested in starting a new International Community Program (ICP) can apply to adopt an Unassigned Program. All Unassigned Programs have been reviewed and approved by the Application Review Committee (ARC) and therefore, meet our international community partnership criteria.

Community Program Background

Country: Rwanda

Region: Western Province

Municipality:  Ngororero District

Community: Nyabipfura

Community Based Organization: Nyabipfura Water Point Committee (NWPC)

Local NGO Partner: Integrated Development Action (IDA) Rwanda

Local Government Partner (if applicable): Nyabipfura Cell

Project Type (Community’s first priority project type): Sanitation

Community’s Challenges Description: Despite the progress that has been made by Nyabipfura towards access to improved water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services, enormous challenges particularly those related to sanitation have persisted in the community. It is estimated that 72% of households across the community rely on unimproved pit latrines whereas 21% have no sanitation facilities at all and practice Open Defecation (OD). This poor access to sanitation facilities as well as unsafe hygiene practices are attributed to high incidence of WASH-related mortality and morbidity in the community as a result of diarrhea diseases. Thus, improving access to sanitation and hygiene facilities becomes the highest priority need to ensure good health, well-being and associated socio-economic development among community residents. Improved access to drinking water is also a high need and might be a proposed second project of this program in the future.

Estimated project budget (labor, materials, and equipment): $58,500

*Please note that the estimated budget will likely change based on the scope and does not include travel and logistical expenses.

Number of people in the community: 5533

To Learn More about this Unassigned Program

If your chapter is interested in learning more about this program, please see the Community Partnership Application for this program.

***Please note: Chapter Leadership access is needed to view this Unassigned Program in Volunteer Village. If you do not have Chapter Leadership access, please submit a “Support Request.”


All Team Applications for Unassigned Programs will be evaluated based on the following criteria: status and quality of any existing community programs within the chapter; proposed fundraising plan; membership capacity; quality management plan; as well as the Responsible Engineer In Charge (REIC) qualifications and Mentor Team qualifications.

Please review these articles for more information regarding team qualifications:

Responsible Engineer in Charge (REIC) Qualifications

ICP Project Role Descriptions and Requirements

Mentor Team Qualifications

Chapter Eligibility: In order to start a new International Community Program, all chapters will need to be eligible to start a new program. Please review this article for more information regarding chapter eligibility.


If your chapter has any questions about this Unassigned Program or for more information about how to apply to adopt this program, please contact Gretchen Smithwick,

Please do not contact the proposed NGO, community, or local government partners directly. If your team has additional questions that are not answered in the Community Program Application or Review Summary, please contact Gretchen Smithwick.

To Apply

If your chapter is interested in applying for this program, please review these instructions to submit a Team Application in Volunteer Village. Submittal deadlines are the 1st and 15th of each month. Chapter eligibility will be reviewed before the chapter can move forward with the application review process.

***Please note: Chapter Leadership access is needed to submit a Team Application in Volunteer Village. If you do not have Chapter Leadership access, please submit a “Support Request.”

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