Dying For Water

by The John Mashaka Foundation
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Summary

Saving women and children who are living under physical torture; walking 20 miles or 6-8hrs for less than 5 gallons of water by constructing a water tower that will supply clean water to 23,000 people
$955
total raised
24
donors
0
monthly donors
6
years active

Challenge

In Tanzania today, women and children in Manila, and Nyaongo villages are forced to walk more than 20 miles to fetch less than 5 gallons 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 died of dehydration or out of water-borne illnesses such as cholera, dysentery etc. when they drink stagnant and dirty water from ponds with human and animal secretions

Solution

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

Long-Term Impact

Women will be economical empowerment. 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 be improved in general

Resources

http:/​/​www.mashakafoundation.org
http:/​/​www.mashakafoundation.org/​dying-for-water
http:/​/​www.youtube.com/​watch?v=JzIuPG3AV60-Video

Organization Information

The John Mashaka Foundation

Location: Charlotte, North Carolina - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.mashakafoundation.org
Project Leader:
Adrian Felder
Charlotte, North Carolina United States

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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