Dry landscape in Terrat, waiting for water & rain
Thank you for your generosity so far in this project to help rehabilitate the community water system in Terrat, Tanzania. The need has never been as pressing. During November and December, this part of East Africa expects the 'little rains' to come. Sadly, for the third year running, the weather has been disrupted. Last year there was too much rain - there was flooding and crops were washed away.This year, the rains have failed. Only two or three days of showers have been experienced since June.
This makes access to water from boreholes even more important for the local population. The problems of the lack of rain are much wider - they have been unable to plant the usual crops. Normally beans would have been planted in November/December, for harvest in January/February, that would help feed familes throughout next year. But the soil is hard and dry, and nothing can be grown for now. This also means that there is little food for the cattle upon which the Maasai also rely, and cows are reporting as dying in their thousands.
So as you see, helping with the local water system is of the utmost urgency. As ever, if you would like to share this project with friends and family, we and the people of Terrat would be extremely grateful.
We thank you for your support so far, and look forward to updating you soon!