Clean and Safe Water Projects
Water. One of life’s essential elements. Water to drink. Water to cleanse. Water for crops and manufacturing. Water to nourish and sustain. In Tanzania, however, water – clean, safe water – is scarce. Almost half of the households in Tanzania don’t have access to potable water. Four out of ten households must travel an hour or more just to collect water. The task of collecting water falls to women and children in 80 percent of households, a chore that keeps our children out of school.
The Diocese of Moshi is working to bring water – clean, safe, life-sustaining water – to more Tanzanians. KMHO and the Moshi Diocese are committed to ensuring there are safe water access points within 70 meters of every home in the Diocese. Together, we’ve already undertaken four successful water projects.
Our well in Uchira provides water for two primary schools of 800 children, a medical clinic and convent, as well as neighbors in the area.
A new well provides water for a medical clinic, nursery school and primary schools for students in the Mbokomu and Neville parishes and for surrounding remote villages.
St. James Seminary
A project at St. James Seminary serves more than 200 seminarians as well as providing water for the surrounding neighborhood.
This project includes water storage facilities and a bore hole for a hospital, primary school, church, local residents and agricultural needs in the area surrounding the KIA Catholic outpost.
These four projects have greatly reduced the time young children and other family members spent carrying water long distances from unclean sources. Our next major focus is on the Kiramtmaho Project in MTIMHOO Parish, described below .
Kiramtmaho Water Project
This project would deliver water to 12,400 people in two villages in the Rombo District of the Kilimanjaro Region, providing water to four primary schools, a secondary school, and medical dispensary. The total cost is just over $100,000 which would be used for a heavy-duty pump, storage tank, distribution pipes, and solar panels to increase pumping capacity. In addition to safe drinking water, this would provide adequate water for vegetable gardens and livestock ensuring kids will be able to attend school instead of hauling water much of the day.
Here are “critical” areas of this project that could use immediate funding.
- A submersible 10 HP pump able to push water uphill for 400 meters and then another 4500 meters through a 2” pipe, cost: $7900
- A 50 square meter storage tank, cost: $13,000
- Additional piping, cost: $11,275
Any amount will help. Funds will be held until we are able to pay for each area.
Help us bring safe water to the people of Tanzania through KMHO safe water projects.