We know the vast inequalities that come with a lack of access to water.
The obvious one that springs to mind – particularly at this moment in time amidst a global pandemic – is health. Having to fetch water from unclean sources such as natural rivers or ponds that can often be shared with animals can often ultimately lead to water-bourne diseases, and a lack of protection from other illnesses.
Then, there are the gender inequalities. With it often being the duty of women and girls to fetch water, and should these sources of water be a two hour walk, that means two hours less in school or work every day. We work hard to keep our girls in school to get a full eduction, to get our women into work so they can earn their own income – so we know this is no-where near good enough.
Having access to water is imperative.
Ntamya secondary school in Kasulu District, Kigoma, has more than 500 students, and serves three villages; Buhoro, Shunga, and Msambala. The school is situated in the centre of the villages and had no access to water,
The students at Ntamya secondary school would have to walk three miles every day to collect water from a run-off of a river.
Three miles to collect water from a stream that could often dry up.
However, after the very generous donations for our Christmas Water Campaign, and the very hard work of Benedicto and Mboni ya Vijana, a water pump has been installed!
We are so proud of the hard work by the locals to implement the new pump, giving access to water to so many students! And we are so pleased for the students of Ntamya – no longer having to walk three miles every day, getting to spend more time in school, and actually having access to clean water.
Asante for the generous donations over Christmas that made this possible! We think our students are enjoying their new pump!