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Rejoice! New well #37 Kwasadala is gushing!

Wow, another new Tanzania Water Project well is in! #37 Kwasadala is officially open and gushing a beautiful 5000/liters of water per hour. This well has been on the  planning books for about a year, and brings our count to forty wells placed by the TWP. Kwasadala was funded by the Tanzania Water Project, so, placed without a specific donor. That means that all of you who have given non-dedicated funds to the TWP in the past year probably have a stake in the success of our latest well. THANK YOU! Some wells we place after receipt of a specific donor request. Others, such as Kwasadala, occur when we receive qualified requests from a community in need, and we have accumulated enough donations to fund.

Kwasadala-Makuna village is located in the Kilimanjaro district, where we’ve recently placed other wells. This one was tricky and more difficult than normal, and took 7 straight days of work to complete. Our excellent Rig Crew Leader Mahimbo and his team successfully did all the dirty work. While our handy towable LS 300 drilling rig is up to a lot of challenges, this particular well had such difficult layers of hard rock and boulders that it required the rental of a heavy duty Schramm air compressor drilling rig to complete the borehole. We found success at 102 meters! Villagers report the water as “very good to taste, odorless and clear”. The well will serve the village of 500, plus others in the surrounding area. Thank you agin to all our donors…we can’t change lives through clean, fresh and free water without you!

 

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Announcing TWP Well #40-Mikungani Children’s Village!

While in the USA we celebrated a holiday weekend, in Tanzania a village and our drill team completed and celebrated the opening of our latest well, #40 Mikungani. This well was the kind gift from a group of friends that raised the money through donations over the past 6 months. Many thanks to Connie Book, Dawn Crum and Peggy Doyle for working so hard to make a huge life-changing impact for the kids at this village/school, and their neighbors. #40 was a bit of a bear: took almost a full month, required the rental of specialized drilling equipment to support the borehole during operations, and had some tough basalt rock formations along with hard clay and boulders. The well as completed at a depth of 53 very hard fought for meters. The water is abundant (10,000 liters/hour), clear, odorless and good to taste, praise God! And it really is life-changing, as this village had no reliable water source at all. Now they do. The operation was completed this weekend with the digging of the trenches for piping and electric connections, the dropping of the electric submersible pump, and completion of the rock-base tank riser and tank installation. Now its free, abundant, clean water at the turn of a tap. Thanks to all who make these gifts of life happen.

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Mikocheni School Celebrates Their New Well!

Want to see a bunch of kids happy to be at school? Look no further than the Mikocheni Primary School, Mang’ola Karatu District in the Arusha Region, celebrating new TWP Well #36. This well was donated by the Eisner family, the daughter of whom worked very hard to raise $6500 via a Gofundme effort for her Tanzanian peers after a visit there a few years back. The TWP was thrilled to be able to make the trip out there and place the well. In the pictures, you’ll see the students at Mikocheni School joyfully raising their hands as the well is turned on by Fr. Howard Castleberry (he’s hidden in there somewhere). You’ll also note him wearing a beautiful traditional Maasai blue wrap, a gift from the students at Mikocheni School. The water tower and tank installed by the Tanzania Water Project is in background. So a young American schoolgirl raised the funds to place this well over the course of a couple of years, and now has changed history for hundreds of school kids in this little corner of Tanzania. You can indeed change the world. Won’t you consider a similar effort? #GiveWater #TWP #TanzaniaWaterProject

 

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More Smiles From Our New Well #38 Mto Wa Mbu

We’ll go a lot of miles for this many smiles 🙂 . It’s been a little over a week now since our new well at Children Concern Foundation orphanage came online. Smiles from kids and adults alike are pouring forth just about at the same fast rate as the water from the well. While its many miles, many dollars, a huge amount of work and a good measure of risk…there’s truly nothing that makes it all worth it more than those who have been without, to suddenly be with. Water is life. Thanks to generous donors, a hard-working team in Tanzania, and a good measure of blessings from above, we are able to do this for others. And we’ve got prospect sites galore. Did you know that you can create another similar life-changing experience from a donation of between $5000 and $8000? Give water, give life, give to the Tanzania Water Project!

            

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Announcing New Well! #38 Mto Wa Mbu Gushing 50 Gallons A Minute!

If we’ve been quiet lately, its because we’ve been way, way, way off the grid working hard! The TWP is the furthest afield we’ve ever been, putting in FOUR new wells. Today, Fr. Howard confirmed that the long-awaited well being funded by generous donor Ty Mumford is fully functional at the Children’s Concern Foundation in this far West Tanzanian village.

The well location is 2 hours beyond Arusha, and it took our crew days to arrive there. And many more to place the well due to working in such a remote location. The TWP Well Team ran into significant challenges in placing this well, including surprise rock formations and having to rent a huge truck-bound compressor to develop the hole. The well is producing an amazing 50 gallons per minute…providing significant valuable and blessed water to the children and those around them.

While in the neighborhood, we have either placed or will be placing 3 additional wells, news to come on those soon.

Thanks to Ty, Andrew with Children’s Concern, Mahimbo our Crew Chief and the hard working well team and local volunteers who have made this miracle happen.

 

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On #WorldWaterDay TWP Announces Newest Well, #34 Chamakweza

On a day where the world celebrates the liquid of life, we are delighted to announce that our thirty-fifth well is alive and pumping, #34 Chamakweza. The new well is located in an area populated by Maasai people, who are the recipients of this kind gift from our donors. Of which, the donors came to us from an Irish charity called The Tanzanian Education Project (www.tep.ie). They have been supporting educational efforts there for over 10 years, and had wanted to provide the Maasai people in the region with an additional gift of clean, safe and available water. We began work with TEP in early January, and despite some very tricky drilling (some of our most challenging rock strata to date), we have brought the well in at a depth of 112m. The water is clean and tasteless and plentiful. Because the site is very remote, we are yet to install a riser and holding tank until appropriate security fencing and measures are fully in place, but those are being worked on. We thank the donors TEP, our fabulous Tanzanian well crew led by Mahimbo Mkumbukwa and our supporters and volunteers around the globe for allowing us to continue on our mission! Onward (and yes, we do have plans for #36, #37, #38, #39 and #40 working away!). 

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Welcome our new well: #35 Morogoro!

Yes, a new well! My, we have been busy to start the new year! We have 6 wells in various stages between planning and done! The newest well the TWP has accomplished was a partnership effort on behalf of the good folks at Faith Baptist Church, a mission project of the amazing Wyatt Family (find out more about them here: www.wyatttanzania.com) in Morogoro, Tanzania. A firm did the borehole for them, but the TWP donated all the completion, finishing and top-side equipment such as pump, hosing and holding tank. The result is LOTS of smiles and cool, clean water for the many kids and families associated with this amazing outreach project. We’re pleased to have been able to assist. Onward we go!

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Check out our new TWP Movie!

Tanzania Water Project 2017 – Medium

2017 was a generous and productive year for the TWP. Have a watch of our new Mission Movie. We are excited to move into 2018, especially so as we are currently working with donors for SIX NEW WELLS to start the year off! Exciting stuff! Giving clean, safe, available water to those who don’t have it changes lives like nothing else can. And for as little as $5000, you/your family/your friend group/your civic club/your church/your sports team/your well you get the point/ can so positively change the lives of an entire village. Or school. Or infirmary. Your donation WILL touch thousands of people, every single day. Give Hope. Give Health. Give Family. Give Freedom. GIVE WATER through the TWP.

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Give Water On Giving Tuesday

Today is nationally known for caring people to donate to worthy causes. Its #GivingTuesday. On this Tuesday, if you’d like to easily and securely give to the Tanzania Water Project, to assist women in Tanzania who struggle daily with this activity depicted in our photo…then simply hit that DONATE button and in minutes you can do so. We’ve placed 33 wells thanks to generous donors form around the world, lifting the standard of living for tens of thousands of Tanzanians. We hope to place 10 more in 2018. At roughly $5000 a well, we can do so only through generous support. Your gift of water changes every facet of their life. Take a moment, give some water. 

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Well #30 Is In! Mihugwe Village Has Clean Water!

Well this never gets old. We’ve had a busy and productive summer on the Tanzania Water Project. Our crew has been kept very busy through these months placing new wells, changing new lives. The latest is in the village of Mihugwe. The process, as always, was dirty, hard work. It takes a lot of planning, manpower, volunteers, materials, equipment, supplies and good ol’ getting down and getting dirty to give fresh clean water to those in need in Tanzania. It also takes YOUR donations, because as we receive donations via www.tanzaniawaterproject.org , we keep placing new wells. There’s more to come!

(and because you wondered, a $4500 donation covers a new well – raise it among your church, among your office, among your friends!)

 

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