Aid Africa’s Children Awarded $7,500 Grant for Clean Water Project
How much work could you done, if you had to walk 2-4 miles a day for water?
For the children and women in Tanzania’s Ntemba village, “getting water” is a daily obligation which involves
walking several kilometers up to 2-3 times per day, just to get their water needs met. One mile is 1.609 kilometers.
Between this crucial family obligation, many children, especially girls do not have the opportunity to go to school. During longer and drier seasons, children and women must walk even further for water, creating a life long battle with back, hip, and neck problems.
This is one of the many reasons why Aid Africa’s Children embarked on a clean water project which would allow the villagers to collect and store rainwater into storage tanks from designated school rooftops. The storage tanks could provide water for up to 3,500 persons in the region.
We are humbled and grateful to announce that we have received a $7,500 grant from the St. Norbert Abbey Augustine Stewardship Fund Trust Grant to lessen the burden of the Ntemba locals from walking miles daily for water. The system would be installed at St. Placidus Primary School of Mvimwa which is run by the Mvimwa Abbey in Tanzania.
Currently, Aid Africa’s Children is working with the Benedictine Abbey Mvimwa and the Ntemba Women’s Chicken Cooperative to develop a chicken business. The women are trying to raise chickens to sell their eggs at the marketplace to generate income.