plan 210Improved traditional water wells in three Villages in Songea District

Summary

Construction of 30 Improved traditional water wells in three Villages to make them access to clean and safe water to (over 4000 Villagers 2300 women and 1700 are men) aiming at minimizing water born diseases outbreak.

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Background

Mpitimbi A, Mpitimbi B and Namatuhi villages in Songea’s District Council are among of 71 villages. There are over 9000 people living in these villages with no source of clean and safe water for drinking . Potential sources of clean water include (but are not limited to) boreholes, taps, and improved traditional wells. For the residents of these villages local dug wells are the only source of water. Unfortunately, they are used for washing clothes and bathing within local wells, is a common practice that often leaves many wells contaminated. Also, the wells are exposed, affording animals the opportunity to pollute the water.

The washing of soiled clothes and bathing, along with exposure to animals, clearly compromises the effectiveness of these wells as safe sources of drinking water. This problem is further compounded in the rainy season by soil runoff that can swamp some of the wells in dirt and soil. This renders the effected wells completely unusable. Students and women fetching water are often forced to check multiple wells before finding one that has not been effected by runoff. is particularly troubling to students and women, who have more limited time due to having several responsibilities including academic studies for students and for women are also needed by the family to participate in agricultural production activities.

Use of these wells for drinking water, which is often not boiled (due to the lack of cheaply available fuels), has led to the occurrence of the water borne diseases like diarrhoea, intestinal parasites (such as worms), and bilharzias. In order to rectify the problem supporting them with 30 improved traditional wells will be more appropriate as the villages are rich in water streams/springs which is cheaper and able to support larger population than any other type of the sources of safe and clean water we are used to.

Experience relating to the water 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 local 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 local 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 local 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 (supported to Mdandamo Sec. School).

The fifth project implementation took place from Nov. 2007 to Jan. 2008 where 7 improved traditional water wells were built, funded by Help Age International and the sixth water project implementation took place from Sept. 2008 to date where 34 improved traditional water wells have been constructed ( funded by Blue Planet Run Foundation-BPRF). In total over 9,200 beneficiaries are benefiting from the initiate since 2003 including 1,500 school children. From Nov 2008 –Mar.2009 three bore holes were constructed in 3 secondary schools, funded by Blue Planet Run Foundation- BPRF.

Even after the construction of 73 improved Traditional water wells and ( 4) bore holes in the district (to the community and schools) the need to expand the project to other areas especially in secondary schools and community is great (more than 5 requests from secondary schools and 7 villages have been received by our office). The people who have not yet received such assistance have been zealous in their appeals for support and are ready to contribute their efforts so as to make the project a successful.

To address the problem, PADI is asking for funding of USD. 9187.70. in order to Construct 30 improved traditional wells for Mpitimbi A,Mpitimbi B and Namatuhi Villages. which do not have taps or borehole water sources for drinking water.

The Goals and Objectives:
1. To provide clean and safe drinking water sources to over 4000 Villagers within Songea rurall council by Jan 2010.
2. To minimize distance walked by students to fetch some water from 1-3 km to 100 Meters and time from 30 -60 minutes to 10 minutes by January 2010.

Project Sustainability:.
To make the project sustainable the following actions will be done
A training session will be conducted to 10 people who are members of Well Monitoring Committee(WMC) on how to manage to perform miner repair , clean, maintain the pump and monitor any problems associated with their functioning. These people, being villagers living in the vicinity of the wells, will be on hand to maintain the wells (ten from each well 5 men and 5 women).

To make the project sustainable PADI will sensitize villagers to form Water Maintenance Fund (WMF) which will be formed through their own contribution to ensure smooth maintenance and repair of the pump.

PADI will make regular monitoring (at least twice per year to see how the wells working).
Monthly report from the water monitoring committee (WMC) representative who will be attending PADI monthly meeting will help us to know the situation of the wells in each village

Well Monitoring Committees (WMC) will be formed in each village consisting of 10 people per village assigned to properly maintain their wells functioning, managing WMF and daily monitoring of the wells.

Major activities of the project.

i) Mobilizing community to fully participate in project implementation
In mobilizing the community PADI will conduct meetings to those villages requested water support. During these meetings the community will be briefed on how the project will be conducted and other project conditions which include community contribution, formation of WMF and WMC. The meetings will help to create awareness and readiness of participating in the project implementation. In this project the village communities are required to contribute their effort over 25% of the total project costs. Contract will be signed between PADI and those receiving the support .The contract will only be signed only if they agree the conditions
ii).Surveying water sources: The work will be done by the Water technician in corroboration with villagers in order to see the sources with reliable water.

iii).Formation of Wells Monitoring Committees (WMC) which consist of 10 people.
The ten people described in the proposal will be the management committees in each village and they will be responsible in wells maintenance and repair, day to day care of the wells and managing the (WMF).

iv).Formation of Water Maintenance Fund (WMF) which will be formed by the village community. The fund will be contributed by the communities aiming at supporting them to manage to maintain and repair their wells.

v) Collection and Transportation of building materials. This activity will be done soon after receiving fund.
vi).Digging the wells and constructing: Water technician will be responsible in collaboration with project manager and project officer supported by the villagers.

v Conducting one day training to 10 WMC on how to care, maintain and repairing the wells and sanitation and hygiene skills from each village trained by Municipal water engineer.

vi) Monitoring: Project monitoring is going to be done through participatory way, where PADI project management team including water technician and project coordinator and the Water Monitoring Committees from both of the three villages will be responsible in monitoring. WMC will be responsible for day to day monitoring of the wells while Project coordinator and water technician will have regular visiting at least twice per year.

Location

Songea, Ruvuma, Tanzania

Attachments

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Focus

Primary Focus: Drinking Water - Community
Secondary Focus: Drinking Water - Schools

People Getting Safe Drinking Water: 500

Among Villagers from Mpitimbi A,Mpitimbi B and Namatuhi with over 9000 villagers only 500 are accessing safe and clean water. The remaining villagers are using water from the local dug wells which are dirty and exposed to wild and domestic animals. More worse several human activities like washing clothes and farming increases the water source pollution.

School Children Getting Water: 300

Over 300 (160 are girls and 140 are boys) of school children are getting piped water supported by government.

People Getting Sanitation: 500

There are over 500 (where 280 are women and 120 men from Mpitimbi A , Namatuhi and Mpitimbi B

People Getting Other Benefits: 500

They are using the piped water in washing clothes, cleaning houses, washing toilets and watering vegetables around their houses.

Application Type: Program Funding

Start Date: 2009-08-01

Completion Date: 2009-11-30

Technology Used:

The Depth of the Improved Traditional water well is approximately 1-1½ meters and 1-1½ meters wide less or more depending on the nature of the area where the well construction is taking place. These wells need 8 bags of cement per well where 3 bags of cement are used to make 60 PCs of sand-cement blocks used in well construction, 5 bags of cement are used to construction and plastering the wells. “A method employed to improve water quality and water quantity in open wells in valleys by use of the sloping ground is known as “STREAM CAPPING or SPRING CAPPING CONSTRUCTION PROCEDURES”.In constructing the wells it involves the following;
1. Digging trenches along spring eyes and filling them with stones (boulders) to
form natural water conduits (pipes)
2. The stones are covered with a layer of clay to block easy penetration of surface
run-off (water).
3. The trenches which converge are then back filled with in situ soil
4. A cut off wall of good burnt bricks or sand-cement blocks is constructed
downstream the convergences to receive the improved water supply.
A box like space behind the wall is likewise filled with porous stones and then
sealed with clay and backfilled with soil.
5. The cut-off wall carries 3 short pipes, outlet, wash out and overflow pipes
carrying wood plug stoppers as may be necessary
6 A bucket stand is constructed below the outlet pipe
7. Access path to bucket stand is constructed
9. Improvement of water flow from the improved well is then carried out

Phases:

The project will be done in one phase

Community Organization:

Making the project owned by the communities.
1.In project implementation the village community will contribute 25% --40% of the project total costs ( usually the villagers participate in collecting sand,stones, digging wells and providing their effort during well construction). A contract to support them is only signed if the community are willing to do such contribution.

2.Wells Monitoring Committees (WMC) are formed in each village community always monitor the whole process of well construction to see whether the required procedures followed and building materials assigned at each well are well used. Monitoring of the well will be a continuous process even after completing construction. Members of the committee are coming within the villagers in the project area.
3. Water Maintenance Fund (WMF) which will be formed through their own contribution to ensure smooth maintenance and repair of the wells.

Government Interaction:

We plan to work with government experties in the project.The government officials from village to the regional level have played a big role from the beginning of the project planning and have been supporting the process buy providing us important data and informations. They will also be part of the project monitoring team where by each village chairperson and Executive Officer will be taking care of all building materials in the project areas to make sure that are all safe.

Ancillary activities:

PADI will sensitize the community to plant trees arround all wells to ensure that all sources of water are well protected for longer water benefit. Also they will be sensitized to keep the wells clean and attending training workshops aiming at wells repair and maintanance.

Other Issues:

Tanzanian Government has tried to provide water support to the community in urban areas for over 50% of the Population but for people living in remote villages the problem of missing safe and clean water is still a big problem. Due to budget constraints it is very important that different stakeholders to support water projects especially in the remotest areas.

Maintenance Revenue:

To make the project sustainable the following actions will be done
A training session will be conducted to 10 people who are members of Well Monitoring Committee (WMC) on how to manage to perform miner repair, clean, maintain the wells and monitor any problems associated with their functioning. These people, being the community/villagers living in the vicinity of the well, will be on hand to maintain the wells (ten from each village 5 men and 5 women).

To make the project sustainable PADI will sensitize the community to form Water Maintenance Fund (WMF) which will be formed through their own contribution to ensure smooth maintenance and repair of the wells.

PADI will make regular monitoring (at least twice per year to see how the wells are working).
Monthly report from the water monitoring committee (WMC) representative who will be attending PADI monthly meeting will help us to know the situation of the wells in each village.

Well Monitoring Committees (WMC) will be formed in each village consisting of 10 people assigned to properly maintain their wells functioning, managing WMF and daily monitoring of the wells.

Maintenance Cost: $70

Metrics:

Prior art before metrics

Cost: $14,025

The total costs is expected to be USD. 14025.30 ( USD.9187.70 requested from BPRF, the remaining amount will be contributed by the community which is almost 35% of the total project costs.

Co Funding Amount: $0

NA

Community Contribution Amount: $4,837

The community will be responsible in Making sure that wells are well maintained and cared for. To ensure this villagers will make some contribution to form funds which will support them in wells maintanance. Also the community will be responsible in collection of building materials including sand,stone and other building materials.

Fund Requested: $9,187

Implementing Organization:

NA

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    tracking system and community contribution and maintenance cost

    Meera Hira-Smith of Project Well

    water quality monitoring is crucial of any new water system for at least 5-10 years until the results are known to be safe. It would be great to see the methods adopted by your organization on tracking using identification number of the mode of water supply, coordinates and locations and some documentation showing chemical, physical and ba...

    water quality monitoring is crucial of any new water system for at least 5-10 years until the results are known to be safe. It would be great to see the methods adopted by your organization on tracking using identification number of the mode of water supply, coordinates and locations and some documentation showing chemical, physical and bacteriological values of all the past and present, on-going projects. Do you have any data on bacteriological and chemical quality of the water of the springs used by the people in that area?

    How much per family would contibute towards maintenance per month? The budget shows annual maintenance for each well as $8, does this mean USD70 is the annual maintenance cost of all thirty wells?

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    Various

    Beatrice Wamuhu of Boda Boda Initiatives

    PADI, you are focused on the water problems in your area and you are obviously experienced in managing the projects. You have covered all vital areas including capacity building, monitoring and evaluation, community mobilization and contribution and have a small budget for all the work involved! You are also well focused on project sustai...

    PADI, you are focused on the water problems in your area and you are obviously experienced in managing the projects.
    You have covered all vital areas including capacity building, monitoring and evaluation, community mobilization and contribution and have a small budget for all the work involved!

    You are also well focused on project sustainability, community ownership, environmental awareness and protection.

    You have covered all aspects of the project (perhaps due to experience) and I have no questions to ask!!

    • Iskaka Msigwa of Tanzania Mission to the Poor and Disabled (PADI)

      Dear Beatrice Wamuhu thank you very much for your comment you have given us. All the best in supporting the needy people. Regards Iskaka L. Msigwa

      Dear Beatrice Wamuhu thank you very much for your comment you have given us. All the best in supporting the needy people.
      Regards
      Iskaka L. Msigwa

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    Water quality

    Stef Lambrecht of Protos

    Hi PADI folks, Small remark: somewhere you're talking about "maintain the pump", but, as far as i understand, you don't have any pump in this spring capping device. Bigger question/remark: as we have discussed last year, this technology can not garantee safe water since there is high risk of contamination of the undeep water table. So, ...

    Hi PADI folks,
    Small remark: somewhere you're talking about "maintain the pump", but, as far as i understand, you don't have any pump in this spring capping device.
    Bigger question/remark: as we have discussed last year, this technology can not garantee safe water since there is high risk of contamination of the undeep water table. So, this "intermediate" solution should be used only in those places where alternatives are not available (and can not be made available in the next years or in a sustainable way) and under the condition that hygiene sensitization and water quality monitoring reduce the risks of health problems. Can you further explain a bit what PADI is doing with respect to water quality monitoring ? to hygiene sensitization ? to community mobilization and social control to be sure that rules are followed by every single man, woman, child, visitor and passer-by ?

    • Iskaka Msigwa of Tanzania Mission to the Poor and Disabled (PADI)

      Dear Stef Lambrech, I am very sorry for not responding early to your questions, in our region for more than three weeks now we are facing a serious cut off of power due to the fact that over 65% of diesel machine used to produce electricity is not working waiting for spare from abroad (we have critical power problem most of works which dep...

      Dear Stef Lambrech, I am very sorry for not responding early to your questions, in our region for more than three weeks now we are facing a serious cut off of power due to the fact that over 65% of diesel machine used to produce electricity is not working waiting for spare from abroad (we have critical power problem most of works which depend on electricity have stopped or partially done in those days when the power is found).
      On responding to your questions:
      1. Small remark: "maintain the pump" : sorry this is typing error we are going to correct it.
      2. Bigger question/remark:
      • According to the water problem facing people in the project area limited funding sources this is the best alterative as it ensures clean and safe water than those wells before improved. Remember those un improved wells are open and easily accessed by several animals and human activities and some times are easily spoiled human activities. During rain season water from these sources are becoming very dirt. The cost used to construct one bore hole is able to be used to construct more than 30 improved traditional wells which also support large Number of people (it is cheaper) and stay in functioning for more than 15 years before requiring major repair . As you have said this "intermediate" solution should be used only in those places where alternatives are not available, and is what we are doing but bit save the purpose of supplying safe and clean water than before.
      • To minimize risk of contaminations we educate community not to cultivate or practice any human activity within 100 meters around the wells, and we always encourage them to avoid deforestation instead practising a-forestation.
      • They also have a routine of washing out the wells through wash out PVC once per week.
      • Also there are some set rules within the village to ensure wells surroundings are maintained clean. Once among them do not conform with those set rules punishment is being administered either being given to clean the well surroundings or required to pay some money which may be used maintain the wells
      • But we accept your observation for further water testing to see how much is safe for human use though for over ten years now the same water wells were constructed by the government and are sill being in use with clean water ( if I manage to get some chemical and physical analysis of the water from these sources we will share the informations).

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    Issues for clarification

    Idriss Kamara of Safer Future Youth Development Project

    Thank you so much for your submission. Could you make the necessary clarification on the following issues? 1. What is the actual approximation of the targeted population? We are confused with the different numbers in your proposal (4000/9000). 2. Please review the numbers outlined for "People getting safe drinking water" and the calculatio...

    Thank you so much for your submission.
    Could you make the necessary clarification on the following issues?
    1. What is the actual approximation of the targeted population? We are confused with the different numbers in your proposal (4000/9000).
    2. Please review the numbers outlined for "People getting safe drinking water" and the calculation on "People getting sanitation".
    3. Please clarify how many people for each well will be members of the WMC.
    4. How much will the community members contribute to the WMF and what are the measures put to efficiently manage the funds?

    On the budget:
    1. You already selected three communities. Why do you need money to survey 32 other communities?
    2. Please clarify the training section in the budget and give a more detailed explanation on the administration cost.

    • Rajesh Shah of Blue Planet Network

      Yes, please clarify all the numbers. The "Number of people getting safe drinking water" is the number who will get water because of this project. Not the number getting to today. How many people will be helped by this project? Number of school children only applies if the project is at a school. It does not look like any of the 30 wells...

      Yes, please clarify all the numbers.

      The "Number of people getting safe drinking water" is the number who will get water because of this project. Not the number getting to today.

      How many people will be helped by this project?

      Number of school children only applies if the project is at a school. It does not look like any of the 30 wells is at a school, so this should be zero.

      If your project does not include construction of sanitation facilities, then that numbers should be zero.

      Please correct all the numbers and submit, so we can understand better what you are going to do and how you are going to measure it.

      Also, do you also have actual pictures of any of the 30 existing water sources? We would be happy to see a picture of all the 30 sources before and after. Right now, a few existing ones should be photographed and presented; that would be better than example photos of water sources.

      • Iskaka Msigwa of Tanzania Mission to the Poor and Disabled (PADI)

        Dear Rajesh first of all I am very sorry for not responding early to your questions, in our region for more than three weeks now we are facing a serious cut off of power due to the fact that over 65% of diesel machine used to produce electricity is not working waiting for spare from abroad (we have critical power problem most of works w...

        Dear Rajesh first of all I am very sorry for not responding early to your questions, in our region for more than three weeks now we are facing a serious cut off of power due to the fact that over 65% of diesel machine used to produce electricity is not working waiting for spare from abroad (we have critical power problem most of works which depend on electricity have stopped or partially done in those days when the power is found).
        Second I would like to respond to your questions.
        1. The project I s going to benefit only 4000 (2300 women and 1700 are men as the targeted population) out of 9000 people from the three villages.
        2. 500 people are accessing clean and safe water from piped water project supported by the government 10 years ago. They are accessing the water for several uses including washing clothes, latrine and house cleaning. That was the meaning of saying 500 people is getting safe drinking water and People getting sanitation.
        3. It is true that, the project is planed for the community and not for school but the figure of 300 school children are accessing clean and safe water which is a support from the government 10 years ago (piped water). In this case therefore this project will not benefit direct the school children but indirect.
        4. We are going to take some photos among 30 existing water sources and present it.

    • Iskaka Msigwa of Tanzania Mission to the Poor and Disabled (PADI)

      Dear Rajesh first of all I am very sorry for not responding early to your questions, in our region for more than three weeks now we are facing a serious cut off of power due to the fact that over 65% of diesel machine used to produce electricity is not working waiting for spare from abroad (we have critical power problem most of works w...

      Dear Rajesh first of all I am very sorry for not responding early to your questions, in our region for more than three weeks now we are facing a serious cut off of power due to the fact that over 65% of diesel machine used to produce electricity is not working waiting for spare from abroad (we have critical power problem most of works which depend on electricity have stopped or partially done in those days when the power is found).
      Second I would like to respond to your questions.
      1. The project I s going to benefit only 4000 (2300 women and 1700 are men as the targeted population) out of 9000 people from the three villages.
      2. 500 people are accessing clean and safe water from piped water project supported by the government 10 years ago. They are accessing the water for several uses including washing clothes, latrine and house cleaning. That was the meaning of saying 500 people is getting safe drinking water and People getting sanitation.
      3. It is true that, the project is planed for the community and not for school but the figure of 300 school children are accessing clean and safe water which is a support from the government 10 years ago (piped water). In this case therefore this project will not benefit direct the school children but indirect.
      4. We are going to take some photos among 30 existing water sources and present it.

    • Iskaka Msigwa of Tanzania Mission to the Poor and Disabled (PADI)

      Dear Idriss Kamara first of all I am very sorry for not responding early to your questions, in our region for more than three weeks now we are facing a serious cut off of power due to the fact that over 65% of diesel machine used to produce electricity is not working waiting for spare from abroad (we have critical power problem most of w...

      Dear Idriss Kamara first of all I am very sorry for not responding early to your questions, in our region for more than three weeks now we are facing a serious cut off of power due to the fact that over 65% of diesel machine used to produce electricity is not working waiting for spare from abroad (we have critical power problem most of works which depend on electricity have stopped or partially done in those days when the power is found).
      Second I would like to respond to your questions.
      1. The project I s going to benefit only 4000 (2300 women and 1700 are men as the targeted population) out of 9000 people from the three villages.
      2. 500 people are accessing clean and safe water from piped water project supported by the government 10 years ago. They are accessing the water for several uses including washing clothes, latrine and house cleaning. That was the meaning of saying 500 is getting safe drinking water and 500 getting sanitation.
      3. In our proposal we have stated that each village will have 10 people members of the WMC. Therefore the number of WMC will depend on the number of wells constructed per village.
      On budget.
      1. We don’t need the money for survey from the donor but is the community contribution (in-kind). 32 should be the number of villagers who will volunteer in surveying 30 wells and no villages
      2. Training will be done in the village level; no fund is requested from the donor in this activity. So long training will be done at village level it is expected that soon after morning hours participants will be allowed to get food at their home as their contribution to the project.
      3. Administration costs will be used to pay Monthly allowances to :

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    Water extraction

    Rajesh Shah of Blue Planet Network

    Will water flow out of all the sources? If yes, do you have taps? If no, don't you need a pump? There is no mention in your budget for this type of part. Please explain.

    Will water flow out of all the sources?
    If yes, do you have taps?
    If no, don't you need a pump?

    There is no mention in your budget for this type of part. Please explain.

    • Stef Lambrecht of Protos

      I know the technology Rajesh and it works without taps nor pumps. It's just a protected well and water is flowing freely. These constructions are build at natural springs and help to concentrate the flows (in order to have a "spring" instead of a lot of mud) and to protect a little bit the water quality. Nevertheless, water quality can n...

      I know the technology Rajesh and it works without taps nor pumps. It's just a protected well and water is flowing freely. These constructions are build at natural springs and help to concentrate the flows (in order to have a "spring" instead of a lot of mud) and to protect a little bit the water quality.
      Nevertheless, water quality can not be garanteed and the system needs an appropriate behaviour of the surrounding people + good monitoring system.
      I hope the PADI team can help us for a better understanding of their approch with respect to this water quality topic.

      • Iskaka Msigwa of Tanzania Mission to the Poor and Disabled (PADI)

        Dear Stef Lambrecht thank you very much fo helping to clarify some technical is sues about our project. On the case of water quality : • To minimize risk of contaminations we educate community not to cultivate or practice any human activity within 100 meters around the wells, and we always encourage them to avoid deforestation instead pra...

        Dear Stef Lambrecht thank you very much fo helping to clarify some technical is sues about our project. On the case of water quality :
        • To minimize risk of contaminations we educate community not to cultivate or practice any human activity within 100 meters around the wells, and we always encourage them to avoid deforestation instead practising a-forestation.
        • They also have a routine of washing out the wells through wash out PVC once per week.
        • Also there are some set rules within the village to ensure wells surroundings are maintained clean. Once among them do not conform with those set rules punishment is being administered either being given to clean the well surroundings or required to pay some money which may be used maintain the wells

    • Iskaka Msigwa of Tanzania Mission to the Poor and Disabled (PADI)

      Dear Stef Lambrecht thank you very much fo helping to clarify some technical is sues about our project. On the case of water quality : • To minimize risk of contaminations we educate community not to cultivate or practice any human activity within 100 meters around the wells, and we always encourage them to avoid deforestation instead pra...

      Dear Stef Lambrecht thank you very much fo helping to clarify some technical is sues about our project. On the case of water quality :
      • To minimize risk of contaminations we educate community not to cultivate or practice any human activity within 100 meters around the wells, and we always encourage them to avoid deforestation instead practising a-forestation.
      • They also have a routine of washing out the wells through wash out PVC once per week.
      • Also there are some set rules within the village to ensure wells surroundings are maintained clean. Once among them do not conform with those set rules punishment is being administered either being given to clean the well surroundings or required to pay some money which may be used maintain the wells

    • Iskaka Msigwa of Tanzania Mission to the Poor and Disabled (PADI)

      Yes, the water flow out of all the sources, we use galvanize pipes of 1.5 inches diameter, bamboo stick of similar diameter is acting as stopper instead of taps, we don’t need pump the water flow out through gravitational forces, try to see the photo attached in our proposal.

      Yes, the water flow out of all the sources, we use galvanize pipes of 1.5 inches diameter, bamboo stick of similar diameter is acting as stopper instead of taps, we don’t need pump the water flow out through gravitational forces, try to see the photo attached in our proposal.

    • Iskaka Msigwa of Tanzania Mission to the Poor and Disabled (PADI)

      Yes, the water flow out of all the sources, we use galvanize pipes of 1.5 inches diameter, bamboo stick of similar diameter is acting as stopper instead of taps, we don’t need pump the water flow out through gravitational forces, try to see the photo attached in our proposal.

      Yes, the water flow out of all the sources, we use galvanize pipes of 1.5 inches diameter, bamboo stick of similar diameter is acting as stopper instead of taps, we don’t need pump the water flow out through gravitational forces, try to see the photo attached in our proposal.

    • Iskaka Msigwa of Tanzania Mission to the Poor and Disabled (PADI)

      Yes, the water flow out of all the sources, we use galvanize pipes of 1.5 inches diameter, bamboo stick of similar diameter is acting as stopper instead of taps, we don’t need pump the water flow out through gravitational forces, try to see the photo attached in our proposal.

      Yes, the water flow out of all the sources, we use galvanize pipes of 1.5 inches diameter, bamboo stick of similar diameter is acting as stopper instead of taps, we don’t need pump the water flow out through gravitational forces, try to see the photo attached in our proposal.

  • Rating: 5

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    There is no clear indication and convincing story of the actual beneficiaries as according to the project’s aims and objectives, it also aimed at minimizing the distance walked by students but the number of students that are also targeted beneficiaries was not indicated.

  • Rating: 9

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    PADI, are focused on the water problems in their area and you are obviously experienced in managing the projects.
    They have covered all vital areas including capacity building, monitoring and evaluation, community mobilization and contribution and have a small budget for all the work involved!

    They are well focused on project sustainability, community ownership, environmental awareness and protection and i feel they should receive the grant.

  • Rating: 7

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    The project offers an intermediate solution in isolated areas. Appropriate technology with a low cost.
    On the other hand, PADI has to stretch more the "water quality" aspect.

  • Rating: 1

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    An earlier project of this same type is an indicator of the potential success of these types of projects and this organization.

    The other project report is not sufficient in terms of learnings, narrative of the actual work done, and photos. So there is no way this application should be approved at this point in time.

    Maybe resubmit following a full completion report with village locations, photos, interviews, and learnings.

    Note that the school project reports are good and informative, so the other proposals on that strategy are easier to support as their track record is better.

  • Rating: 6

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    Lack of reports of the past projects including application 116. The ten members committee, WMC, for O&M sounds great but paper tracking on a monthly basis will make it sustainable followed by reports and pictures should be made available on PWX. The area needs help with water supply but proper water project management is also crucial.