News and Events > Rain Water Harvesting project Mweteni, Tanzania gets green light!|
Soroptimist International club Wassenaar and the Retourschip foundation, both from the Netherlands approved a grant of aprox. € 11.000 for the Rain water Harvesting project of the Tegemeo women Group from Mweteni, Tanzania.
As a result, the project got it’s official start during a planning meeting on 7 May 2012 in Dar es Salaam with representatives of Tegemeo Women group, the village of Mweteni, the project manager and a delegation of Women for Water steering committee.
Gerald, Esther (treasurer TWG), Alice (chair WfWP), Lesha (treasurer WfWP), Resti (chair TWG), Malumbo (projectmanager), Niaely (secr. TWG)
The project aims to provide water for remote parts of Mweteni village that cannot be reached by the gravity schemes; according to a recent survey (2010), this involves approx. 3000 people, 1/3 of the current Mweteni population.
The RWH component was already foreseen in the original MWETENI WATER SUPPLY AND SANITATION PROJECT, finalized in late 2010.
The Tegemeo women’s group, member of Women for Water, took the initiative to start this drinking water & sanitation project. Ultimately, this project will supply approx. 9.300 people (2011) and in the end more than 11.000 (2030) with safe drinking water through a new (gravity) water installation and rain water harvesting. The project includes hygiene education through local, trained facilitators, school sanitation and pilots for sanitation. The newly formed COWSO (Community owned water & sanitation organisation) will manage and own the installations.
In the mean time the first part of the overall project has been finalized and the first villages are serviced by the new gravity water installation.
It is foreseen that funding for the second phase will be secured in the very near future.
Last update on december 31st, 2012