Water problem solved at our schools

What was the problem?
The village of Nadasoito in Arusha, Tanzania has no or limited water supply because it is so rural. There is a tap nearby to the school. However, there is a small supply of water available 1-2 times a week. This means that when water is available, there is always a long waiting line of women and girls queuing to collect some water for the next few days.

This lack of available water means there is often no water for cooking, drinking or cleaning or we have to purchase water from far away which is very expensive.

The tap nearby where water is sometimes available. There is very little pressure and the mud makes it difficult to collect water.

The tap nearby where water is sometimes available. There is very little pressure and the mud makes it difficult to collect water.

The solution
We raised £5,500 to purchase a tractor to transport water from 10km away. There is now enough water available for the 700 students and staff at our two schools.

Thank you so much to everyone who supported this project. 

2019 update on this project: This tractor has been transformational for our schools by providing enough water for the children. It is still working fine and we have had no problems with the vehicle. We are now looking to support the schools with water through rain water harvesting, primarily for drinking water and cooking. This is because the ground water has a lot of natural fluoride in it which damages teeth, can cause osteoporosis and studies have found it effects children’s brains.

Eleanor Riley