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Mugu Village is home to 2,109 people and is remotely located in Chamwino, Tanzania. The entire community was living without access to clean water. Women and young girls walked 1km multiple times a day to collect water from a contaminated open local well. The water source runs dry in the dry season, forcing the community to wait for hours or search for other water sources. Consuming the water from the existing water sources causes waterborne illnesses including typhoid. With generous support from Water4Mercy, on December 31, 2022, Innovation: Africa installed a solar water pumping system in Mugu Village, significantly improving the lives of Mugu Village’s population. Children have returned to school to receive an education. Women are growing gardens, providing food security, and cooking safely. Families are washing their hands, improving general sanitation, and thus becoming healthier. We now see a community developing, growing, and enjoying increased opportunity.