Access to clean water has reduced childhood mortality rates. In addition, we found that young girls who would have spent all day carrying water were now able to attend school. Clean water truly has a trickle down effect!
Clean Water changes Lives
Water is Life
Water is the world’s most precious resource. A community without a reliable source of clean water struggles to meet its most basic needs. Almost 8% of children never reach the age of 5 years old in rural communities. Water borne diseases account of a large percentage of these deaths.
Carrying water is considered work for women and girls. After carrying water for up to 6 hours per day, girls must also collect fire wood in order to boil the water. When you are struggling daily with the most basic human need, there is little time for an education or making a living. Locating wells closer to homes and school has made the dream of an education possible!
Ways to help
A little money goes a long way in rural Tanzania. Your donation could help in the following ways:
Flushing a Well
Over time sediment begins to block the opening. $200 pays for flushing a well to clear debris and allow the water to freely flow again.