Who we are

Whave is a Ugandan non-profit social enterprise working with local government and rural communities to provide water maintenance services. Whave's technicians perform regular checks and respond immediately when worn parts threaten a breakdown, to ensure that water keeps flowing every day. Communities pay a small annual fee, and government provides regulation and support, so that the services are sustainable at scale.


How the maintenance service works

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Our Approach

Preventive Maintenance

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Whave's technicians perform regular checks and respond immediately when worn parts threaten a breakdown, so ensuring that water keeps flowing every day.

Community Engagement

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Communities have an important role: they sign a preventive maintenance service agreement and pay an annual fee. They elect a committee with legal status responsible for formal and supervised banking of tariff revenues so that community members know their payments for maintenance are safe.

Government Partnership

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Whave works in close partnership with the local and national government to create a rural water service system that is financially sustainable, regulated by local government, and can be replicated nation-wide


What people say about our service

 
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Whave respects our opinions and that’s why we are happy to work with them.
— Chairperson of Water and Sanitation Committee
 
 
 
 
 
 
Whave’s preventive maintenance service is affordable and people don’t have to worry about breakdowns.
— LC 3 Chairman, Namwendwa Sub-County, Kamuli
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I’m grateful for Whave because water is now available all day, every day.
— Caretaker of water source