500 Nanofilter Stations for Mwanza, Tanzania

by TAHUDE Foundation
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500 Nanofilter Stations for Mwanza, Tanzania
500 Nanofilter Stations for Mwanza, Tanzania
500 Nanofilter Stations for Mwanza, Tanzania

Summary

After an impressive achievement in Arusha, of which the government reports the reduction of waterborne diseases by 42.9% due to Nanofilter, now we are expanding to Mwanza where people depend on water from Lake Victoria contaminated with microorganisms causing BILHAZIA. We are determined to establish 500 water stations. Your donation ($1,000) will help build a station that serves 100 families. For more information please kindly contact the inventor of Nanofilter, Prof.HILONGA: hilonga@gmail.com

$500,000
total goal
$470,332
remaining
52
donors
4
monthly donors
1
fundraiser
7
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Challenge

In Tanzania, the home of Nanofilter, 70% of people struggle to access safe drinking water (WHO Report, 2012). The devastating consequence is that waterborne diseases often lead to illness and untimely death, especially in children under five. Globally, unsafe water causes 830,000 deaths due to diarrhoea alone. Every one of these deaths is a tragedy, and each is entirely preventable.

Solution

Nanofilter, invented in Tanzania, is an African solution to an African problem. It has won 22 international awards (WHO etc.) and already brings safe water to 1000s of families. Your support will allow us to help more. Kiosks are run by local entrepreneurs who sell clean water to their community at a price 5-10 times cheaper than bottled water. The solution is a win-win: a community gains access to safe water & an entrepreneur, almost always a woman, can support her family financially.

Long-Term Impact

A Nanofilter kiosk promotes sustainable development by addressing two key challenges: access to water and employment. Our 500 kiosks will not only protect 50,000 families from waterborne illnesses & provide employment for 500 entrepreneurs, but they will also stop women & children walking an average of 6km each day to collect water [World Vision Report]. This is a holistic approach to development: empowering women, promoting economic growth, and reducing illness.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Resources

Organization Information

TAHUDE Foundation

Location: Arusha, Tanzania - Tanzania, United Republic of
Website:
Project Leader:
Askwar Hilonga
Arusha, Tanzania, United Republic of
$29,668 raised of $500,000 goal
 
181 donations
$470,332 to go
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