Mwanzi Primary School

Tanzania 234 beneficiaries Kilolo district, Iringa

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Mwanzi Primary is a nursery through standard-seven government school located in Kilolo district of Iringa, Tanzania. The school has an enrollment of 227 students (126 girls/101 boys) and 7 teachers/staff members. As with many villages and schools in Iringa, the lack of safe water for Mwanzi 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 day, they are forced to walk 3 km's to a small river 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 Mwanzi Primary School. Our implementing partner, St. Paul Partners (SSP), will install a borehole well with a hand pump 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 impacts on the health of the students, teachers and neighbors around the village.

Project Sponsors

The Haverford School

Haverford, PA

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