Makuru School Rain Water Harvesting

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Amount of grant approved (£) : 2,700Year of grant : 2016

Raphael Gaspar has been head of this school for 10 years. He has created lovely school grounds by planting 50 trees every year. It’s a tough environment with no electricity and very dirty water available from a pond and ‘holes’ (not really wells) 3k from the school. In the dry season the nearest water hole is 5k from the school. Kevin Curley visited the water holes and saw the filthy water for himself. It is the colour of weak coffee.

The aim of this project is to provide a large water tank, storing water from the roofs of the classrooms.

When Kevin Curley visited Makuru Secondary School, 40k from Manyoni, in March 2016 he met students drinking filthy water. They had no choice. The only source of water was a muddy well 3 kilometres from the school. He found three girls in bed in their hostel, all with stomach complaints. With a grant of £2700 from TDT they will soon have a large water tank, storing water from the roofs of the classrooms. This will give the students clean drinking water for several months of the year.

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