Quest for Water

by The John Mashaka Foundation
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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
$225
total raised
3
donors
0
monthly donors
5
years active

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

Solution

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

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

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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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