Overview

Water supply continues to be a problem for many Tanzanians despite the vast amount of renewable water resources in Tanzania. In fact, one out of six people lack access to safe drinking water in Tanzania. This is in part due to population growth and climate change which has reduced water resources, as well as the lack of funding for the construction of pipes, irrigation systems and pumps in both urban and rural areas. Consequently, women and children spend most of their days traveling long distances to fetch water from rivers which has to be properly filtered and boiled. The lack of water supply combined with poverty often lead people to drink dirty or contaminated water. This can cause many types of diarrheal diseases, such as cholera and typhoid, which in turn can result into severe illness or death.

Strategies

  • Improving the accessibility to water sources by digging a water well
  • Training village leaders and water committes on repairing water pump

Results