A group of Japanese were the first to come to Rwanda to provide aid after the genocide in the form of wells and pumping stations providing safe and sanitary water.  They did an amazing job providing relief when it was urgently needed.  However they considered their work complete once the wells were operational.

This ultimately left equipment needing ongoing maintenance and repair and that was the impetus for the founding of ARDR.  ARDR continues to this day maintaining and repairing the wells and hand-pumping stations to ensure Rwandans in Rwamaga have safe and sanitary water for drinking and cooking.