Amount of grant approved (£) : 1,995

Year of grant : 2017

Mvumi hospital were asking for funding to install a rainwater catchment, for use by student nurses, when the mains water supply is cut off. This happens regularly during the dry season, and they cannot rely on water from the main hospital tanks. TDT donated £1995 for 3 x 5000 gallon SIM tanks, money for the construction and materials for the base standings and gutter connections. The materials have all been purchased and the bases completed. They are now waiting for the ‘fundi’ to connect the pipework and the guttering.

Students will no longer have to walk to the nearest well to get water when the mains supply is cut off.