Bringing clean water to Kigoma
Many villages in rural Tanzania lack access to clean water meaning villagers are forced carry water very long distances, wasting hours every day. Sometimes they also have to drink from muddy ponds shared with animals, leading to multiple health problems, particularly for children.
Tanzania Development Trust’s local rep in Kigoma, Benedicto Hosea and his team, has successfully hand drilled over 15 boreholes and constructed simple rope pumps that can easily be repaired by the villagers.
You can help extend this low-cost, effective solution to more villages by donating through our dedicated fundraising page:
DONATE to bring clean water to a village in Kigoma.
Learn more about this project
Join the fight against FGM
TDT has been active in the important fight against FGM (Female Genital Mutilation) and the wider campaign against forced early marriage and gender based violence (GBV) since 2014.
Donors can contribute to this important cause through TDT’s Girls’ Rights Fund dedicated fundraising page:
The GRF’s first grant was to local activist Rhobi Samwelly, the driving force behind the Mara Safe House, constructed with funds raised by TDT, and reckoned to have saved over 500 girls across three ‘cutting seasons’, with more from outreach work in villages. Rhobi is now operating a new Safe House in Butiama.
More on the Girls’ Rights Fund…
More on the Mugumu Safe House…
We should like to thank donors for their generosity in supporting previous appeals, to complete a dispensary in Matongo Village, and for emergency funding following the Kagera earthquake in September 2016. Funding for the Matongo Dispensary is complete, and you can read about our earthquake relief efforts here.