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Development at the grassroots

Since 1985 we are helping people in Tanzania to improve their living and development conditions. Since 2012 we're also running projects in Uganda.

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World Water Day is marked on 22 March every year. In 1993, the United Nations General Assembly designated 22 March as the first World Water Day. In 2015, the theme for World Water Day is "Water and Sustainable Development".

 

Drinking water for Msareni Primary School (Tanzania)

Lack of clean water negatively affects education and income. The UN estimates that every day, women and children spend over 200 million hours or 25% of their day, carrying water, for their families and homes. This for example is time not spent attending school!

It's time to make a difference:


Trinkwasser für die Msareni Primary School

Msareni Primary School is located in Uru District (Tanzania), close to Mount Kilimanjaro and situated about 15 km to the north of Moshi town.

The children of Msareni Primary school had to walk 6 km to fetch water. They constantly need water for sanitary facilities, kitchen and for drinking water supply. We have built a waterpipeline 1 km long, to serve the needs of 370 children and teachers visiting the school. Two additional water tanks of 15.000 and 30.000 liters will guarantee fresh water at any time.

Beside that, we facilitated the water supply of the Village Njari (appr. 2500 inhabitants) wich is located nearby.

 

Water wells projects Kasanje Village (Uganda)

Half of the population in developing countries live without sanitation and about 20% don’t have access to clean drinking water. For many rural communities in Uganda, the same natural water source that’s used to collect household water for drinking and cooking is also used for cleaning purposes or might be contaminated by human and animal excrement. There is no pollution control and very often you might find harmful agriculture and industrial substances too. Especially water polluted by faeces cause waterborne diseases, such as Typhoid or Diarrhea  It’s no wonder, 80% of illnesses in children under age 5 in rural Uganda are linked to poor access to clean water. Therefore without a reliable, sustainable source of clean water, children are either very sick to go to school or parents spending income treating them in health centers. That way the cycle of poverty continues. Our mission is to sustainably improve the living conditions of people in developing countries such as Tanzania or Uganda. It’s a matter of our heart to step change the quality of education, thus children will be able to build essential knowledge and help themselves to create a better future. Access to clean water is a starting point for this and besides this a fundamental human right too. We aim to re-build all blocked and dried-out water wells, thus providing safe water sources and water storage for all 135.000 inhabitants of Kasanje Village.


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This water well is located in Wakiso, a town located about 50 km southwest of Kampala (Uganda)

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Text books and laboratory equipment for Mangi Sabas

and Mawella Secondary School, Uru district (Tanzania)

By delivering these facilities and materials, we have improved the prospects of young people. It increases the chances to gain employment and improve life in the local community.


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Mangi Sabas is located in Uru District (Tanzania), Mawella Secondary School which was part of the project work as well, is just 500 meters away from Mangi Sabas Secondary School - both surrounded by coffee farms.

More information, pictures and statements from the president of our partner organization COSES, as well as comments from the students Steven and Prisla: 

 
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