Rorya Water and Sanitation
Rorya Water and Sanitation
The Rorya Water and Satitation project is now completed. Anglican Aid is currently in the process of planning future projects in Rorya.
Anglican Aid is partnering with the Diocese of Rorya in rural Tanzania to provide safe water and improved sanitation to Tanzanian villages.
Water in Tanzania
In 2020, still only 57 percent of Tanzania’s population of 57 million have access to an improved source of safe water, and only 30 percent of Tanzania’s population has access to improved sanitation. It’s estimated that over 70% of Tanzania’s annual health budget is spent on preventable water-related diseases, because the lack of WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) facilities means schools, homes and workplaces become breeding grounds for diseases that take the lives of countless children each year.
Rural areas of Tanzania are generally very poor, with around one third of the rural population living below the poverty line. Due to the hot, dry climate, safe water is scarce and growing food is difficult. Women and girls spend significant time each day travelling long distances to collect water that is often contaminated. In Rorya, only 2-3 families out of 10 own toilets, and open defecation pollutes the environment, compromises public health and causes diseases and deaths.
How we’re working
In a timeframe of four to five years, the Diocese of Rorya in partnership with Anglican Aid plans to build wells in three villages, install environmentally friendly microflush toilets in 26 villages, and provide health and hygiene education in a number of village primary schools.
Not only will this project provide improved water, sanitation and hygiene facilities, but it is committed to creating long lasting and sustainable culture change. Social workers from the 26 villages will educate the community in basic health and hygiene, village leaders will be trained in the maintenance and administration of the water supply, and a cooperative will be formed in each village to manage the resources and ensure the small nominal fee families contribute to use the water supply will go towards the well’s upkeep.
Your generosity means…
- Improved village health
- Kids learn how to properly wash their hands from an early age
- More than 1500 people benefit from each new well
- Families can access toilets
- Less disease and death
- More girls in school
- Kids drink clean – not contaminated – water
- Environmental conservation is promoted
- Women and girls no longer have to walk hours to fetch water
Give water – transform a community
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