Water

Clean Water = Life and Opportunity

Our first involvement in rural Tanzania was improving the access to clean water to reduce childhood mortality rates. In addition to the immediate health benefits, we found that young girls who would have spent all day carrying water now had the time to attend school and increase their chance for a brighter future. Clean water wells truly have a trickle down effect!

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Why Water? - HEALth

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.

 

Our Success Stories:

  • Over $120,000 raised to install more than 40 fresh water wells.
  • Many wells installed at elementary and secondary schools.
  • Locations of wells determined in conjunction with village elders.

In rural Tanzania, carrying water is considered work for women and girls. Before the wells, women spent most their time collect and sterilizing water. 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.  Locating wells closer to homes and school has made the dream of an education possible!

  • Decrease in childhood morality rate to bacterial diseases.
  • Increased number of girls attending school
  • Increased time for women to pursue revenue producing work.

How you Can HElp!

  • $200 can revive 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.
  • $3,200 pays for the installation of a new well. Many new wells are being placed near school so that child can come with a bucket of clean water.