NSHUPU, TANZANIA, 31 May 2016. Walking on the roads in the village of Nshupu, a common sight is children and women carrying heavy loads of water atop their heads. They can spend over two hours a day collecting water. That means less time for work, school, farming, and other activities that could help alleviate poverty.
Most of us in the developed world take for guaranteed that we’re able to just turn on the faucet in our homes for clean water. While water is a basic necessity of life, UNICEF reports that an estimated 44% of Tanzanians don’t have access to clean water and 4,000 children die annually in the nation due to preventable water-borne diseases. Yet a surprisingly simple and sustainable solution can have a profound impact on Tanzania’s rural communities.
Precious Project has initiated a campaign to provide village school children direct access to clean drinking water. As part of its role in investing in sustainable development programs for the village, Precious Project will leverage the one clean and maintainable source of water – rainwater. Precious Project’s solution is to harvest rainwater by installing a catchment system (gutters) on the Precious school rooftop(s). The catchments will direct the rainfall into a 10,000-liter sanitary holding tank. The total cost for materials and installation using local labor will be $5000. The investment will provide safe drinking water for up to 230 village school children daily.
How to Help
The World Health Organization has stated in economic terms that every $1 spent in providing clean water delivers an economic return of between $3 and $34. If you would like to help bring clean drinking water to children in the village of Nshupu, you can make a donation at http://www.preciousproject.org/donate.html or Global Giving’s at https://goto.gg/23662 .
About Precious Project
Founded in 2011, Precious Project's mission is to offer high quality education and care to orphaned and vulnerable children in rural Tanzania. We partner with the local community to provide a primary school, children's home, organic farm and agricultural practices all grounded in sustainable environmental principals. Precious Project also supports women's empowerment groups that foster economic self-sufficiency. Precious Project is a U.S. registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and registered NGO in Tanzania.
For More Information
Contact Gil Williams or Susie Rheault at +1.781.259.0970 or firstname.lastname@example.org.