Another month, another photo competition for our amazing local Tanzanian representatives who have been sending photos of their projects to us throughout the month! Let us know what you think via social media by tagging us and using the hashtag #TDTPhotoComp!
(1) Collecting water
Water is a huge issue in Kagera, as in many areas of Tanzania, with women and children particularly spending much time carrying water from dirty sources so we have funded many spring protection projects there.
(2) Getting water in Kagera
Collecting water generally falls on women and takes many hours a day. During the dry season even ponds like this often dry up, meaning further and further walks.
(3) Ruhita School Kasulu
Students waste hours every day collecting water from this pond several kilometers from the school, and then suffer health problems from dirty water. We are raising money this month in Big Give to build a borehole there.
(4) Collecting waste to make biochar
As part of the PlantVillage project run by MVG in Kigoma youth have been collecting agriculture waste in order to make biochar. This can improve agriculture in many ways including:
- Bigger yields
- Healthier soil
- Lower acidity
- Better water retention
- Stronger plants
- Richer soil life
- Higher fertility
- Better seed germination
(5) Making Soap in Kibondo
We funded this group of vulnerable women to get started in making soap as an income generating project to support themselves and their families. Here they are mixing the ingredients.
(7) Village meeting by Mdughuyu Primary School
Community leaders meet under a tree next to the primary school to discuss plans for the village development project we are starting with Eucanaid . The first priority is access to water as even the nearby pond, previously used for water has dried up. You can read more about this project here.