Iwindi Primary School is located in Kilolo district, Iringa, Tanzania. The school has an enrollment of 290 students (128 girls/162 boys) and 10 teacher/staff members. As with many villages and schools in Iringa, the lack of safe water for Iwindi School is a major problem.
Students are expected to fetch a bucket of water in the morning on their way to school, which doesn't last long. Several times throughout the school day, they are forced to walk 3 km's to a small river, which is shared with cattle, to fetch unsafe water. Students typically end up spending more time fetching water and recovering from waterborne illness than they do studying, leading to poor performance on their exams. The school desperately needs access to safe water in order to meet their needs for drinking, washing hands, cooking and cleaning.
The overall objective of this project is to provide access to clean water for the students at Iwindi Primary School. Our implementing partner, St. Paul Partners (SSP), will install a borehole well located directly on the school compound. This will ensure students have access to enough safe water which will lead to more time in the classroom studying. Access to safe water will also have significant impact on the health of the students, teachers and neighbors around the village.
H2O for Life is not a WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) project implementer. We have partnerships with non-governmental organizations (NGOs) implementing WASH in Schools projects around the world. Our NGO partners match funds needed for each school project. We also have a generous donor that provides us with an interest-free loan that, along with matching funds, allows for many projects to be started or possibly even completed before total funds have been raised. In rare situations we reserve the right to reallocate funds to alternate project(s).
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