An email from Dr. James A. Nyangas, President & CEO of Safe Water for Life & Dignity (SWLD)
Dear all at St. Pius,
Many warm greetings from us!
I am writing to let you know that few months ago SWLD received the funds for the 2019 Living water projects. We thank you for your continuous support.
From this donation we have proposed to build a total of four wells. Among them one be a deep well of more than 100m with electrical pump and overhead tank, which we are constructing Namiungo village (Tundra-Masasi Diocese). The other three wells are shallow wells which will be located in various villages in Morogoro.
So far, we have started the construction works after completed all necessary preparations including the production of wells construction materials, site inspections, formation of villages water committees and hydrogeological surveys.
Specifically, in this e-mail I wish to let you know that few days ago we have completed one of the three shallow wells in the village of Kiziwa-mgudeni, which is located about 30 Kilometer South East of Morogoro, Tanzania. This village has the population of about 1,500 people, the majority of them are small-holder farmers. In the past the villagers here did not have accesss to reliable sources of clean waters. Like many villagers of Tanzania, they used to get water from small traditional wells, swamps and seasonal river streams as sources of waters for household uses. These sources were unsafe for human consumption. As a result, many villagers suffered from stomach diseases such as typhoid and cholera, which affected people's quality of life and caused poverty.
SWLD received a letter from the village chairperson requesting for a new well to supply clean water to the villagers. Once we received the funds from St. Pius we responded to his letter. With this email I glad to inform you that, we have successfully installed a new well at Kiziwa-mgudeni and turned over to the villagers. Members of SWLD and the villagers give much thanks to all of you at St. Pius community for the donations, which made this project possible.
I have attached various pictures taken during project work including materials conveyance, digging and turning over of the new well to the villagers.
I will write again to update you on the remaining three wells including the deep well in Namiungo village (Tunduru - Masasi diocese).
ASANTE SANA (Thanks a lot).
Dr. James A. Nyangas (PhD)
President & CEO
Safe Water for Life & Dignity (SWLD)
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