Quest for Water

 
$225
$98,775
Raised
Remaining

Summary

Making water available to women & children of Tanzania living under physical torture; walking 20 miles for less than 5 gallons, by constructing a water tower that will make H2O available to 23,000

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

In Tanzania today, women & children in Rorya villages are forced to walk more than 20 miles to fetch less than 5gal. of water from Lake Victoria, leaving home 4am returning 12 noon with half a bucket, physically and mentally exhausted. The weak who cannot afford to walk to the lake, have either died of dehydration or out of water-borne outbreaks such as cholera, dysentery etc. when they drink contaminated, stagnant and dirty water in ponds with human and animal secretions, and must change this

How will this project solve this problem?

Water within 5 minute walk, will bring improved hygienic & living conditions. People’s health, and lives in these communities will improve. Economic status, agriculture, and environment will drastically change for the better. Women will be empowered

Potential Long Term Impact

General population and particularly women will be economical empowered. Academic aspect will tremendously improve in the community as many students will devote their time to study as opposed to searching for water. Lives will generally improve

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $225

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $225 .  The original project funding goal was $99,000.

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Organization

The John Mashaka Foundation

Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
http://www.mashakafoundation.org

Project Leader

Adrian Felder

Charlotte, North Carolina United States

Where is this project located?

Map of Quest for Water
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