Clean Water

The Problem

  • 26,000,000 people in Tanzania do not have access to clean drinking water. That’s the approximately the population of Australia!
  • Over 4000 children die every year from diarrhoea from drinking contaminated water in Tanzania
  • 70% of households in Tanzania are without clean drinking water
  • Women and children especially girls carry the burden to collect water each day in Tanzania, resulting in walking for many kms, often leaving them in vulnerable situations and not allowing them to attend school to receive an education.

Our Solution

  • We source the most needy villages throughout the remote areas of Tanzania together with our in-country partners
  • We organise a hydrological survey and liaise with the village elders to establish the best location for the positioning of the well for the whole community
  • Drilling is organised and once completed the WFA team install the base and hand-pump and ensure the full working order of the well
  • The completed project is then handed over to the village committee
  • An amazing “thanks-giving” celebration for the provision of the well takes place with the whole community
  • Local village members receive hygiene and sanitation education
  • The village committee are provided with the direct contact of the in-country partner should any issues arise
  • All projects are re-visited over the next 12 months to ensure sustainability

In-Country Repair & Maintenance Team

We have trained and set up an In-Country Repair & Maintenance Team to be part of the solution.

Our incredible local team work each week, looking after all our newly installed water projects, along with repairing water wells which they find sitting abandoned and broken for many years often between 6-10 years. They fix them and adopt them into our program to ensure a continuous flow of safe, clean drinking water for years to come. Our team works all year round and deals promptly with any issues which may arise.

Our vision is to see this region and beyond completely saturated with clean drinking water, helping one community at a time.

Water for Africa seeks to build and utilize the capacities of the communities we work in. Our key desire is to help communities realise their long-term best interests and to help bring self-help, self-reliance and sustainable change to the individuals, families and to the community without discrimination.

We work with and train local people to participate in the drilling team and assign a community committee member to take responsibility for the new water project once it is handed over. This ensures the sustainability of the project for years to come.

water testing
We test the water on all our new and repaired projects.

What does it cost to change a life?

$3.50 will give clean drinking water to one person
$350.00 AUD will repair a broken abandoned water well, impacting approx. 2500 people
$8500 AUD will drill and completely install a new water well, impacing approx. 2500 people