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
Since this time, brick homes have been built, gardens have been established, children are attending school, and women are no longer spending time in search of water. The health and hygiene of 4,600 people has been transformed since gaining access to clean water.
Mazengo - Handali Village
Mazengo-Handali Village is home to 3,752 people, the entire community was living without access to clean water. Women and young girls walked very far, multiple times a day, to collect water from a contaminated open well. Consuming the water caused waterborne illnesses including diarrhea, Cholera and Typhoid.
In April 2021, their lives were changed when a solar water pumping system was installed. 2 water towers were built and 14 water taps were installed throughout the village. Access to clean water has revolutionized the village; the daily risks of contracting waterborne diseases has been eliminated, children have returned to school to receive an education and people are seeing their health and hygiene improve. The well-being and livelihood of
the village has been forever transformed.
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
In December 2019, we completed our first full drip irrigation project. Today, the people of Mwinyi Village are happier and healthier than ever with clean water and an abundance of food!
Mapinduzi is home to 4,257 people. Villagers had no access to clean water and relied on hand-dug 5 km away wells as their only water source. The landscape is extremely dangerous and sadly, women and children have died while on their way to collect water. Moreover, this water is extremely contaminated and unsafe for drinking; leading to many cases of stomach diseases, diarrhea, and typhoid.
In November 2020, a solar-water pumping system, was installed, bringing clean water to the entire community! Without the need to spend all day fetching water, women have more time to take care of their households and engage in income-generating activities. Mapinduzi Village now has safe water, improving their health and hygiene for generations to come!
Maseya Village is home to 3,758 people. The community's access to water was extremely challenging. Women were forced to walk over 5 kilometers in search of water that was extremely contaminated as it was shared with cattle. As a result, water-borne illnesses were prevalent within the community. Many people suffered from stomach diseases, diarrhea, and typhoid. In November 2020, the solar water-pumping system was installed. The 10,000-liter water tank was connected to 22 taps distributed throughout the village. A tap was also brought to the local primary school, ensuring that the 475 students have access to safe drinking water while at school. With access to clean water for drinking, cooking, and bathing, the community's health and hygiene is tremendously improving.
Mandela Village is home to 4,072 people and only had open wells as a water source which was contaminated by animal waste, mud, frogs and poisonous snakes. As a result, hundreds of villagers suffered from water- borne illnesses. In April 2021 the lives of those from Mandela Village changed forever when a solar-water pumping system was installed. Access to clean water is revolutionized Mandela Village; the daily risks of contracting waterborne diseases have been eliminated and members of the village are now seeing their health, hygiene and safety improve. The well-being and livelihood of people from Mandela Village have been