The project intends to provide safe water by constructing 30 improved traditional wells to 4 villages in Songea district where over 3000 people will benefit from the project. The only source of water they use now is local dug wells which are open and
Experience relating to the project:
PADI has been implementing this kind of water project for more than four years, beginning in 2003. The first implementation of the project was done in the Mletele ward at Liwumbu B streets from June to August 2003, where seven (7) improved traditional water wells were built. PADI received funds from Peace Corps Tanzania under the supervision of Mr. Tim Hogan.
The second implementation of the project took place from September to November 2003, where PADI received funds from professors Miller and Rulfs of the USA and constructed 4 improved traditional water wells.
The third project implementation took place from October 2005 to December 2005, funded by Help Age International, which enabled PADI to build 8 improved traditional water wells.
The fourth implementation took place from July –August 2007.The project funded by Run For Africa, the funding enabled us to construct 13 improved traditional water wells and 1 bore hole.
The fifty project implementation took place from Nov. 2007 to January 2008, funded by Help Age International, which enabled PADI to build 7 improved traditional water wells in Mshangano ward in total over 6200 people are benefiting from the project.
Location, Ruvuma , Tanzania
Primary Focus: Drinking Water - Community
Secondary Focus: Drinking Water - Schools
People Getting Safe Drinking Water: 6,200
There are over 6200 (where 3300 are women and 2900 men) people accessing safe and clean water in the project area where PADI has constructed 39 improved traditional water wells and 1 bore hole which include three wards ( Mshangano, Matogoro and Mletele wards) financed by Run For Africa, Help Age International and Peace Corps.
School Children Getting Water: 1,500
1500 of school children are getting water which include Chandarua and Liwumbu primary schools where each received one Improved traditional well while Mdandamo secondary school got one borehole last year financed by Run for Africa and Peace Corps.
People Getting Sanitation: 6,200
There are over 6200 (where 3300 are women and 2900 men) people getting sanitation by using safe and clean water they have been supported. They are using this because is clean and safe comparing to the water they were using before which was dirty ( over 1500 are children)..
People Getting Other Benefits: 3,500
Over 3500 (where 2000 are women and 1500 are men)of other people are getting other benefits including vegetable production and building construction one of those benefiting from this is Mdandamo Secondary school where after being supported with one bore hole they managed to start growing vegetables and increased school building because water availability near the school compound is possible, the same work was impossible before the bore hole and if they did the work was not effective.
Application Type: Program Funding
Start Date: 2008-08-01
Completion Date: 2008-11-30
The technology to be used in the project is “ Improved traditional water wells ( stream capping)”
The project will be done in one phase
We have been agreed with each village community to contribute to the project by doing the following : Collecting stones and sand, clearing the site, providing a team of 10 people to support water well technician at their own costs, at the same times they will be monitoring the project progress to see if the materials budgeted are being used as required and the required quality wells is observed. Formulation of Water Maintenance Fund ( WMF) to sustain the wells maintenance will be done .
The project plan to contact one day training session on care, maintenance and repair of the wells to 2 people from each well . This will really help them to care and conduct miner maintenance and repair of the well without waiting until the wells is completely destroyed and it has been found to work well in the former wells.
To make the wells are well maintained it has been planed that the community will meke contribution to the WATER MAINTANANCE FUND ( WMF) ACCOUNT at the rate of USD 8.7 for each well per year for four years consecutively which will help to do miner repair. Then after the community will sit and evaluate the well progress. The experience shows that the improved traditional water wells can need miner repair every after 4 years, but general surrounding cleanliness is dode weekly. This type of the wells does not demand much money to repair.After 4 years the community may sit again and plan the rate to contribute for the fund depending on the economic situation considering the inflation.
Maintenance Cost: $261
Prior art before metrics
TOTAL PROJECT COST
1.Request from BPRF USD=8880.47
2. Community Contribution USD=5525.00
More detailed see the attached file.
Co Funding Amount: $0
No co funding
Community Contribution Amount: $5,525
Detail for community See the attached file for project Bedget.
Fund Requested: $8,880