Making clean and safe water a reality for 7000 villagers in Karatu, northen Tanzania

Story by Johny Burtony, Intern Communications - World Vision Tanzania

A prominent American Writer Anthony J. D’Angelo once said “Without a sense of caring, there can be no sense of community” adding it is by taking someone else’s problems as yours, that’s what makes us human.

In the same spirit, World Vision Tanzania through Endabash Area Program (AP) in partnership with the government of Tanzania implemented a water project in four villages of Ng’aibara, Endagem, Ayalaliyo and Umbangw’ in Karatu District, Arusha Region in the northern part of Tanzania.

Funded by Korea Ginseng Corporation (KGC) through World Vision Korea, the project involved construction of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) facilities for each of the villages. The facilities comprise of a water tank, pump house, solar panels and distribution points. In total the project costed 932 million Tanzania Shillings (about 398, 973US$).

 

Pupils along with World Vision and Korea Ginseng Corporation representatives washing their hands to mark the opening of the water project at Ayalaliyo Primary School.

Following the intervention, each of the villages has its own water tank, pump house as well as distribution points to enable community members access safe and clean water. Each water tank built has 50, 000 litres storage capacity. As well, more than 30 distribution points with 60 water taps and 1 cattle trough were built.

During the handing over ceremony, Korea Ginseng Corporation’s Managing Director Kuhum Jong said “This is our first time that we support a water project in foreign country. As part of our social responsibility we want to see brighter future for children around the world””.