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