Clean and Safe Water
TATU aims to provide clean and safe water for the residents of Msitu wa Tembo and Londoto
The long term goal of Water project is to have 70% of the population with access to clean and safe water.
As the Water programme works towards sustainable, and equitable access to safe drinking water, sanitation and hygiene, it aims to complement its Well project with a WASH project improving sanitary infrastructures and promoting good hygiene behaviours.
In cooperation with Dorothy’s Wells, a charity from the United Kingdom, we installed solar water well in 2015 at the primary school of Londoto and In October 2016 another solar well was installed between the two primary schools of Msitu wa Tembo. Thanks to this newest well, more than 1600 students have free access to clean water. Also, the 10,000 patients who visit the dispensary yearly benefits from improved health care and 300 families living close by can purchase water for an affordable price.
In 2018 with cooperation from Energy for all organization, BeWater and Rotary Germany we installed another solar powered well which was built in Majengo, another area of Msitu wa Tembo which had really scarce sources of water.
In Londoto as well as in Msitu wa Tembo, TATU Project brought together stakeholders from the schools, the village executive office, the dispensary, the water association and representatives of the parents to form a water committee. They will be responsible in the future to maintain the well, repair damages and collect payments for the water. These well committees received Project management, Accounting and reporting training in order to insure project sustainability.
Well committees will also be provided with leadership and ethics training but also the training of the trainee concerning good hygiene behavior so that they can train the community. Water project does not only aim to increase the percent of population having access to clean and safe water but with collaboration with Afya project aim to improve the sanitary infrastructure and good hygiene behavior. Together with HBC in 2017 Water project conducted a WASH Campaign to 6 areas of the village, reaching over 300 people, As the result Since 2014, the percent of residents who boil water has increased by 22 percentage, and the percentages of residents who rely on other methods of water purification has increased by 31 percentage, in total the community’s overall awareness of water treatment best practices has increased by 53 percentage.