THE STORY SO FAR
Since 2011 over £230,000 has been raised for Project Waterfall, delivering clean, safe and reliable water to 10,280 people
Project Waterfall: Tanzania
The first Project Waterfall initiative was in the remote communities of the Mbulu district in Tanzania. During this initiative, The Allegra Foundation worked in partnership with WaterAid to provide 10, 280 people with access to a reliable source of clean water.
The community now have reliable and safe source of clean water for the first time and the poverty cycle is on its way to being broken.
Because of the remoteness of Yaeda Chini ward in the Mbulu district of Tanzania, very few services, not even water, reach the Hadzabe tribe. Until now they have mainly relied on traditional water sources far from their homes and very few water points.
Four villages now have access to reliable safe water within 1,000 metres by building a total of nine water points.
Project Waterfall has promoted social cohesion between the four villages. Before the initiative the villages would be in conflict over the water supply, they now work together to ensure its sustainability.
Women play a vital role in these new Management Groups making up 50% of the teams. Their voice in the management of water supply is vital as they are traditionally the members of the family who make the perilous journey to collect the water and suffer the most without access to a safe toilet.
Education and training in the importance of sanitation and hygiene has been delivered as part of the initiative. The improved sanitation and hygiene means less disease and a healthier community.
THE STORY SO FAR