Having an Impact!
Water 4 Mercy is transforming the cycle of poverty into ‘Cycles of Success’, by implementing AITeC (Agricultural Innovation and Technology Centers) with Don Bosco Technical Institutes of Africa to sustain through education the changes that Water 4 Mercy is bringing to numerous villages. Water 4 Mercy is sharing Israel’s advanced and innovative knowledge and "Teaching Their Teachers To Teach", ensuring longterm self-sustainability throughout Africa.
What makes Water 4 Mercy the most successful organization established to help the suffering people of the Sub-Sahara region? Sustainability through Education!
Focusing on the agricultural and water sectors, our Agricultural Innovation and Technology Centers - AITeC - complement Don Bosco Technical Institutes’ hands-on vocational curriculum to teach innovative solutions for knowledge development in areas of nutrition sensitivity, climate resilience, income generation, teacher training and youth empowerment.
Students alongside local farmers and extension workers/agents learn self-sustainable best-practices in horticulture and animal husbandry from skilled agronomists and for the purpose of improving their undernourished communities' health by “Eating The Rainbow’.
A game changing agricultural program, AITeC ensures food and nutritional security - it's Revolutionary! In transforming the cycle of poverty into ‘Cycles of Success’, we developed and are implementing Agricultural Innovation & Technology Centers (AITeCs) to sustain, through education, the changes that Water 4 Mercy is bringing to numerous villages.
AITeC sustains the advancement opportunities provided by Water 4 Mercy for the villages we serve through educational and technological advancement and teacher training. Education is the lynchpin of dynamic life-changing opportunity that completely changes lives.
The intent of AITeC is permanent self-sustainability throughout Africa by ‘Teaching Their Teachers to Teach’ and training a new generation of agronomists and growers. We are bringing desert-tested Israeli solar, water and agricultural technology and expertise and sharing knowledge via the largest Catholic skills training school in the world.
AITeC is the much-needed FULCRUM of CHANGE for Africa's agriculture to be built on a truly solid foundation. Learn more about AITeC.
Impacting Lives for Generations with Water Food and Hope
Mwinyi Village = 5,000
Mwinyi was our first project! We were able to help 5,000 people in October, 2018 when the taps were turned on. Before we were able to provide the people of Mwinyi water, they were digging holes in the ground that were close to 50 feet deep! The water they were drinking was giving the people there water-borne diseases. We were able to provide 16 water taps throughout the village, and the generous people of Mwinyi are even sharing their new clean water with the 2 surrounding villages.
Mwinyi Village Drip Irrigation Project - Food, Economic Independence and Renewed Hope for 5,000
In December 2019, we completed our first full drip irrigation project! The people of Mwinyi received seeds for onions, tomatoes, sweet peppers and okra, as well as training from professional agronomists. The lead farmers are learning new skills every day in crop nutrition, soil and nursery management, pest and disease control as well as harvesting methods. Today, the 2,443 people of Mwinyi Village are happier and healthier than ever with clean water and an abundance of food!
Ndebwe Village = 4,600
Ndebwe is home to 4,600 people. Their previous water source was a seasonal "spring" that was only available during the rainy season. On April 19th, we were so happy to be able to turn the taps on for the people of Ndebwe! Since the village is so large, we were able to install 38 different taps throughout the village so every person has a tap near them!
Maseya Village = 4,275
Maseya is home to 4,275 Maseya Villagers people. During the rainy season, the people rely on digging holes in the dirt along a river stream even though the water in contaminated, however when the dry season comes, the villagers are no longer able to dig holes, but have to walk close to 7 miles to get water. We are so excited to be able to provide the people of Maseya water soon!
Mazengo - Handali Village = 3,752
The 3,752 people from Mazengo-Handali Village have been consuming contaminated water from open sources. Women and children collect contaminated water which they share with livestock. Access to clean water is essential as the community suffers from waterborne diseases and have no other source of water available to them.
We found water in Mazengo-Handali Village - at a depth of 615 feet!
This is a BIG step in bringing clean water to the community of 3,752 people! We will soon begin the installation of the solar-powered water pumping system and continue to share updates along the way!
Mabalangu Village = 1,637
Mabalangu is home to 1,637 people, all relying on seasonal wells and in the dry season, they resort to digging for water in the riverbed. Moreover, this village is only 50 minutes away from Dodoma and about 2-2.5 hours away from some of your other projects, so it is certainly an excellent option.
Malichela village = 1,864
Remotely located in the Chamwino District of Tanzania, Malichela Village is home to 1,864 community members, all of whom are reliant on open contaminated sources of water, which have been plaguing the village with waterborne diseases including typhoid and other illnesses. The sources are seasonal and in the dry seasons, the women and young children who are predominately responsible for collecting water, are forced to walk up to 7km each way in search of water, crippling their health and well-being
Iyoyo Village =2,349
Iyoyo Village, which is home to 2,349 community members but will also serve a nearby health centre and school, ultimately impacting the lives of 3,229 people.
The situation in this village is dire, as shown in the pictures below, and the community have never had access to a water system within their village. We are pleased to share that we have advanced the funds and successfully drilled to a depth of 155m and found a sufficient yield of 1 L/S which will provide safe and clean water to the village, patients and students!