Rural Tanzania

Water in Tanzania for over 13,000 people & promotion of good sanitation and hygiene practice.


IMG_6614Global Angels is working to provide safe drinking water and improve health conditions in various locations in Tanzania, where the need is great due to water scarcity. Our most recent project is located on the remote island off the south coast of Tanzania, called Mafia Island. The island is home to around 60,000 people and most people in the rustic fishing communities and farming villages currently live without electricity.

We are working with our outstanding on-the-ground partners, Maji-Tech, to provide effective water solutions using their cutting-edge technology. They are leaders in water resource development in East Africa and have a proven track record for their environmental knowledge, contextual awareness and in delivering quality results with integrity.

When we identified the project site, the borehole to provide water for the local community was not fully operational and required a new water pumping and distribution system. The project included the rehabilitation of the existing borehole and platform, the installation of a new solar pumping system and the installation of a new holding tank and distribution system. The borehole now serves around 4,000 people with safe drinking water.

We have also funded 3 more water wells for 2 other villages on mainland Tanzania; the Emboret Village and Zamahero Village. Around 9,100 people living here now have easy access to safe drinking water and their lives have been completely turned around. A minimum of 3,000 people are currently using these 2 well sites on a daily basis.

Access to safe water all year round, combined with changes in sanitation practices including hand washing along with an increased awareness of the importance of personal hygiene, ultimately saves lives by:

• Reducing exposure to waterborne disease

• Improving the nutritional status of the community

• Boosting productivity and making time for other chores, apart from collecting water

• Improving school attendance, which results in increased household incomes and decrease poverty levels of the target communities

This transformational development in the areas of water and health provide the support that helps the Tanzanian community to thrive.


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