Water Wells Tanzania
With 50 million population, Eastern African state of Tanzania is located between Kenya and Mozambique. General health condition of Tanzanians are poor with excess mortality due to AIDS, high infant mortality and low life expectancy rates.
According to 2012 figures, 47% of the population has no or limited access to clean water resources in Tanzania. Usually people who live close to to lakes or rivers are fortunate, but even Tanzania’s ground water is not always clean as toxic drainage systems leak into and contaminate the ground water in the country.
As a result, many Tanzanians suffer from waterborne diseases including bacterial diarrhea, malaria, hepatitis A and typhoid fever as well as water contact diseases; including schistosomiasis and leptospirosis.
Clean Water Services in Tanzania
Since 2014, our organization develops water wells across Tanzania for needy communities.
While access to clean and drinkable water is troublesome in many parts of the Country, local communities depend on water wells for their daily water, sanitation and irrigation. Hence, donated water wells by NGOs are highly appreciated in Tanzania.
By September 2019, we established 44 wells across Tanzania. In total, our wells provide clean water to 37,502 locals (or on average 852 people per well).
To find clean water, we have drilled down to 85 meters on average (for all wells established) below the surface. Unlike dug wells (which are quite common and usually dry up in dry seasons), our wells continually pump artesian water throughout the year and provide a sustainable living condition to benefiting communities.
Recently, we search for public schools with no water supply and try to secure them water through our establishments.
Here are some of our wells established in the Country:
Water Well Establishment Procedure in Tanzania
Cost of establishing a water well in Tanzania is $6,000 with an approximate completion time of two months. After receiving your donation, we contact our local partner in Tanzania.
After the preliminary excavation, we install the water pump and place the names of water well sponsors on the establishment.
We provide the well donators a receipt for their donation, as well as an information sheet which pinpoints the well’s location in the country. As the gps position of the well is provided in the info sheet, our well sponsors can always visit their well in Tanzania should they wish.
To see the our sample “Water Well Information Sheet”; click here
Video Clip – 4.02 mins A water well established in Tanzania
To establish a water well, click on “Donate” button and follow the prompts.