20 Liters began as a conversation with local church leaders in Masaka, Rwanda. It was June of 2008, just after a cholera outbreak where over 500 people died due to illness caused by contaminated water. When local pastors from 6 denominations were asked what the greatest, most urgent needs were, clean water was at the top of everyone’s list. From that moment on 20 Liters set out to make clean water a reality for some of the most vulnerable members of the Masaka community.
Rarely do great things get accomplished alone. 20 Liters developed a partnership with World Relief Rwanda, who utilized their expertise empower local churches and their congregations to make a difference. Through the installation of household water filters and rainwater harvesting systems, positive change was driven in these communities.