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Conservation, Education & Health Projects

Water and sanitation remains a high priority in Tanzania. Only 62% of the population have access to an improved water supply.  On average women and children spend over two hours a day collecting water while journeys of 6 to 7 hours are not uncommon in some rural areas.

BridgIT Water Foundation is involved in a conservation project in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area in Tanzania, north of Arusha. The Ngorongoro Conservation Area holds the unique distinction of being the only National Park on the African continent on which the traditional human inhabitants, the Maasai, and the wild animals live side by side. This unique arrangement has proven to have some distinct advantages in terms of Conservation, unfortunately there have also been a number of distressing disadvantages.

We is working in concert with the Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority  developing a Strategic Water Plan, that will guide development and upgrading of new and existing water resources and assets, in a way that will minimise the possibility of competition between wildlife and humans leading to conflict flash points blowing up now and in to the future.

Area:  Naisinyai District - foothills of Mt. Kilimanjaro, Arusha region

Beneficiaries:  11 rural Maasai villages in the Tanzanite mining district. People in the villages surrounding the mine are walking 10-15km to fetch contaminated water from open sources.

Solution: Move bore water through 11km pipeline from central water storage tanks to service surrounding villages.  Phase 1 & 2 installed 2/3 of the pipeline and 2 storage tanks. Phase 3 to complete last 1/3 of pipeline.  

Impact:  50,600 people

Cost per Village Well:  US$3,000

Donations over $2 are tax deductible

Tanzanian water scarcity village

Area:  Longijoo Maasai Village - Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Arusha region

Beneficiaries:  Longijoo rural Maasai village 

This community driven project villager stakeholders have raised US$5,000 towards their own water solutions.  Women travel 12km with donkeys to fetch water from contaminated water sources.

Solution: The project proposes drilling a bore, installation of a diesel driven pump pumping to storage tanks and water distribution points.

Impact:  2,500 people (500 households)

Project Cost:  US$15,000

Donations over $2 are tax deductible

Tanzanian water scarcity village

Impact in Tanzania


73,600 people

Cost of $3.73 per person

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