Clean water for Kigoma Tanzania

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Many villages in rural Tanzania lack access to clean water meaning villagers are forced carry water very long distances, wasting hours every day.  Sometimes they also have to drink from muddy ponds shared with animals, leading to multiple health problems, particularly for children.

it is estimated that up to 50% of water pumps in Tanzania are not functioning at any one time mainly due a lack of spares or local expertise.

Good News!  In Kigoma, our local representative, Benedicto Hosea, and his team have successfully hand drilled over 15 boreholes and constructed simple rope pumps that can easily be repaired by the villagers. Where geological conditions are suitable, approximately £1,500 is enough to fund a new borehole and make a radical difference to the lives within and around an entire village. Drilling equipment is purchased locally, and training is provided by our Local Representative’s NGO group.

Water pump at Kabagwe Secondary School

New rope pump and borehole at Kabagwe School - now students no longer have to walk 3km to fill their 5lt cans and it is easier to attract and retain teachers.  

Benedicto is also working to spread the knowledge, in July 2019 organising his first (of many, we hope) training camp for youths from the Zeze area and adjoing villages.  

And remember TDT's solemn promise:


To read a full account of TDT's varied work providing water in Tanzania, visit the Water Projects page on our website.

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