This is an ongoing project using the method of constructing low cost boreholes and rope pumps perfected by our local representative Benedicto Hosea from Mboni Ya Vijana Group (MVG). We have a long list of villages and schools needing these locally made pumps and you can help us reach more people by donating to this project!
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After the success of our last clean water campaign with Kwanda, we were proud to work with this amazing organisation once again to bring clean water to another community.
This project brought clean and safe water to Lalambe village, where the 13,000 people in the Nyamnyinya hamlet would have to collect their water from Ruchugi stream 5km away. Walking to and from the stream, queuing for water, then carrying it back home can take over three hours a day.
This funding of £1,500 allowed MVG to purchase the equipment needed to carry out the low-cost but effective technique of hand-drilling a borehole and installing a hand-made water pump to give access to clean and safe water for the community.
Titye Secondary School
The 486 students of Titye secondary school and more than 1200 locals would have to walk up to 2.3km a day to reach the stream, queue, and then walk back again to collect their water. This could take over two hours a day.
With the generous help of Kwanda and their £1,500 funding, MVG were able to purchase the equipment they needed to hand-drill a borehole 30 metres into the ground, and to make and install a water pump.