After months of use, the first Rafiki Child Care Home water pump unfortunately broke free from it’s mount and fell to the bottom of the well. Many attempts to retrieve it proved unsuccessful, so we opted to install a new pump in it’s place. The new water pump is in a secure concrete housing with a steel cover to keep people from tampering with it. Thanks to all the donors who made this dream a reality, twice over!
The water pump has just been installed and is now operating in the Zaire ward water and sanitation project thanks to IDRF. Orphans Foundation Fund has worked during these past weeks with the engineers from Water Solutions. We are waiting for the water report to know the exact composition and quantity of the water, but the community wasted no time in partaking of the sweet fresh water from the well. This is a well that will give new life, health, and happiness to the people here in Mererani Tanzania.
This past Tuesday a survey group from Water Solutions and the team from Orphans Foundation Fund went out to the Zaire ward in Mererani Tanzania. The technicians from Water Solutions came with advanced equipment and conducted tests to find the best place to drill for water. The community gathered around interested in the process and eager for a source of fresh clean water. All of this is possible because of our partnership with the International Development and Relief Foundation (IDRF).
The drought is hitting Tanzania hard now and the people in Lengast Village are suffering. The main pump died the day after the USAID taskforce and staff from Orphans Foundation Fund came to see how the water system could be improved. Over 2000 cattle have died as well as donkeys, goats, and sheep. The people have to walk over 5 miles to get water, which is only enough for themselves and leaves nothing for their livestock or gardens. The situation is very serious and the people are desperate for water and food. Although these are trying economic times for all, please consider making a donation to help those in Lengast Village.
Several years ago USAID installed a water system for Lengast Masai Village, although it has been helping the people, the system now isn’t producing enough water for the community. A combined task force was formed to address the problems, lead by Lt. Col James B Williams of the United States Air Force. Orphans Foundation Fund along with the members of the task force and community leaders went to the bore hole, water tanks, pipelines and distribution points in and around Lengast to see how the system may be improved to yield more water to sustain the village. The continued support of donors and development groups is much appreciated by Lengast Village.