Access to clean, safe water is an essential part of life and a basic human right. Unfortunately, there are still many people in Tanzania who do not have access to clean water. In 2010, 56% of Tanzania’s rural population and 21% of the urban population were not able to access clean, safe water.
Tanzania does not have a lack of water – the issues are often around the long distances travelled to reach water, lack of money to install and construct the necessary water infrastructure and water pollution.
Here at TWESA, we aim to increase the number of people in Tanzania who have access to clean, safe water through construction of water points, education on protection of water sources and reduction of distances from water sources.
In our various projects, the water point types that we have constructed are: bore holes, shallow wells, rainwater tanks, gravity supply system, protected springs and pumping from a river.