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Rainwater Harvesting Tanks for Tanzania

Kagera, Tanzania

Rainwater Harvesting Tanks for Tanzania

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The inhabitants of Karagwe live widely scattered without any access to clean water. The goal of the project is to support their water supply by building water tanks that will collect the rainwater of the rainy season and store it for the dry season.

J. Geffers from Ingenieure ohne Grenzen e.V.Write a message

The inhabitants of Karagwe usually live in communites of four families widely scattered between their fileds without any access to clean water.
Traditionally the children are responsible for fetching water and this has to happen at least three times a day. That’s why due to time shortage many of them have no chance to go to school.

The goal of this project is to support the water supply in the region by building water tanks with a cap that will collect the rainwater of the rainy season and store it for the dry season.
An analysis conducted by our local partner organization Mavuno Project (http://www.mavunoproject.org/) shows that there is a need for 1000 such rainwater tanks in the region. Since 2008 100 tanks have been built so far.

More information on the project is available here (in German only):
http://www.ingenieure-ohne-grenzen.org/de/Regionalgruppen/Berlin/Projekte/Wassertanks-fuer-Tansania