Amount of grant approved (£) : 2,538

Year of grant : 2018

Our local representative in Kigoma Rural has developed a cost effective method for hand drilling for water and then manufacturing locally simple rope hand pumps. The benefits of this approach are that it is cheaper, creates local jobs and expertise and the pumps can be repaired and maintained by the villagers. So far TDT has funded 3 such boreholes and pumps; and has set up an online fundraising team to enable more villages to benefit.