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Water well project in Bukoba District, Tanzania

Water shortage in Tanzania has been a problem for years now. According to WHO, one out of six people lack access to safe drinking water. In Bukoba District, one of the eight districts which form Kagera region, about 56% of the total population is served with safe clean drinking water from various sources whereas only about 38% gets the service within a distance of 400 meters which is the national minimum standard. Many villages depend on water from charcoal dams, springs and rainwater runoff. Charcoal dams and rainwater runoff sources are exposed to contamination and their water quality in most cases does not meet the minimum requirements for domestic use. In addition to that, seasonal sources in some cases can be as far as about 2-5 km away from the dwellings.

In June 2013 we visited for 1,5 months the district of Bukoba in order to develop a water well project. The main scope of our mission was to collect data in order to conduct a feasibility study for proposed locations within the villages of Katwe, Kazinga and Kabunshwi. In addition to that, related issues with water wells such as licensing procedure, availability of local personnel and equipment were examined.  The mission was realised in partnership with the International Solidarity and Cooperation Center (KEDAS) and funded by the NGO ‘Mission is possible’.

The project is underway.

Feasibility study

 
 
 
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