Access to safe water is essential for addressing poverty and health problems.

Rural areas have limited access to clean water for domestic use, crop production and adequate sanitation.

Economical benefits are achievable indirectly through improved health and time saved from the drudgery of carrying water over-long distances.

Existing data on the incident of water-borne, water-related and water washed diseases indicate that these are more prevalent where people use contaminated water and have little water for daily use.

Such diseases account for over half of the diseases affecting the population and more than 80 percent of Tanzania’s population living in rural areas.

By far, our major achievements are in providing water to urban and rural communities.

Clean water is still scarce to many people in this country.

The Reality…

It is a common sight for a woman to walk several miles daily to fetch a bucket of water. Some areas have access to water from hand dug holes and contaminated streams and puddles.

Activities – Give Water To The Thirsty Project 

Kerbala Shallow Well Project: WIPAHS has dug over 500 shallow wells in Dar es Salaam and other regions with each well costing approximately US $1500 - US$2000 depending on area and distance from Dar es Salaam. A shallow well provides approximately 2500 litres of drinkable water daily for 400 families with yield capacity of approximately 10 years in semi arid areas.

Ashura Shallow Well Project: WIPAHS has dug nearly 100 bore holes, each with a capacity of around 3000 to 15000 litres of water per hour and it costs between US$ 6,000 to US$ 8,000 depending on the survey.

© WIPAHS 2013