Tuesday, July 31, 2012

A Village Gets Clean Water in Southern Tanzania

While the need for safe drinking water in the world is inexhustible project, yet a bit of the population getting some is worth a count. In southern Tanzania, Zomba, a village of 4,000 had luck of having safe drinking water recently with the help of donations from USA. The village had twelve wells drillend and hand pumps installed in the period between November 2010 and January 2011. Women particulary in the village are more excited. Now they walk short distances to fetch water for their families for domestic use. No more hardships of walking down slopes and uphills to fetch water. And the people are now safe from abdominal problems. Thanks to all those who donated to make the project a reality.

Well drilling and installation of hand pumps


A pump fixed to a pipe and then lowered into the well; then a pumping mecanism is put into place and the first drop of water is pumped out!!!

People enjoy safe drinking water from the new wells.