Dear all at St. Pius X Parish Community,
I am writing to update you on the progress of the third water project from the Living water funds at SWLD. Few weeks ago we conveyed the materials to Kwanondo community. Digging commenced immediately and prolonged for a number of days in which we encountered a good yield of underground water. The work of digging was preceded by hydrological survey and site inspection. During site inspection the village water committee was also formed in order to foresee the new well and ensure sustainability.
Kwanondo community is situated about 30 miles East of Morogoro town. It has about over 500 people, the majority of whom are subsistence farmers who rely on seasonal rainfalls to produce crops. The people here have been walking for more than 5 miles to search for clean water for the household uses. The majority of villagers, especially women and children who could not walk for such distance used to fetch water from unprotected traditional shallow wells for their domestic consumption. Due to the lack of clean water villagers were frequently affected by water borne diseases such as typhoid and cholera. Also, due to lack of water the households' economy and production were greatly affected. Village chairman submitted a letter to request a clean water facility at SWLD earlier this year. Upon the reception of the Living water funds from St. Pius Parish Wauwatosa SWLD decided to make an intervention by providing a new well at Kwanondo village centre in order to help the people.
So far, we have completed the well and handed over the well to the villagers. During pump installation and handing over, the village chairman on behalf of the villagers expressed much thanks to the people of St. Pius parish, Wauwatosa and the Salvatorian US province for the provision of funds without which safe water could remain a dream to them.
I have attached various pictures taken during conveyance, digging, pump installation and handing over of the new well.
I am also expressing much thanks from SWLD members for your continuing support to our thirsty poor people. May God continue to bless you all.
Thanks a lot.