Construction of a bore hole at Unangwa Community PADI Centre is aiming at providing clean and safe water to 7,358 people (4,300 women, 3,058 men).
Unangwa Community PADI Centre is among different programs formed by PADI aiming at supporting vulnerable groups. The centre has been established at the moment is supporting over 7,000 people from different groups of older people and disabled people including revolving goat scheme( with 2,100 beneficiaries),micro-finance scheme (with 1,300 beneficiaries),Community health Fund support (with 3,000 beneficiaries) and older people Home Basic Careers volunteers (with 958 people).
The services offered by the centre include venue for trainings-entrepreneurship skills training, meetings, seminar-in near feature the centre is going to conduct older people and disabled clinic services. All these services need the availability of clean water, at the moment the centre has tape water which is not supplying enough water according to actual requirement of water due to fact that water supply from the tape is being supplied at interval of every after two to three days per week and some times over three days while the centre need to have daily water supply for drinking, gardening, for toilets and hall sanitation and flower growing/watering. The present source of water at the moment does not suffice the requirement of the centre. In this case their fore request for funding from Blue Planet Network is presented in order to construct a bore hole with a plastic tank with capacity of 5000 liters to minimize the gap as the present source of water is only able to support few activities than the present plan.
Even after the construction of 73 improved traditional water wells and (8) bore holes in the district (to the community and schools) the need to expand the project to other areas is still high (more than 3 requests from community and 2 schools have been received this year) including Unangwa Community PADI Centre.
Major Activities of the Project will include :
i) Mobilizing community to full participate in project implementation.
In mobilizing the community, the project will conduct meeting to the Community of the centre requested water support. During these meetings the community will be explain on how the project will be conducted and other project condition 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 communities are required to mobile funds to support electricity bill payments and pump repair. Contract of receiving the support will be signed only if they agree to the conditions including:
ii) Formation of Wells Monitoring Committees (WMC) which consist of 10 people who will be from the village community
and they will be responsible in hand pump maintenance and repair, day to day care of the pump and managing the Water Maintenance Fund
iii) Formation of Water Maintenance Fund (WMF) which will be formed by the community, the fund will be contributed by the communities at support them to manage, to maintain and repair their pump. Also
iv) Purchasing and transportation of building material this activity will be done soon after receiving fund
v) Drilling Tube Well to the Depth of 25 – 40 m.The work will be done by water technician
vi) Conducting one day training to 10 WMC on how to care and maintain the pump and pump house.
LocationSongea, Songea, Tanzania
Primary Focus: Drinking Water - Community
Secondary Focus: Drinking Water - Schools
People Getting Safe Drinking Water: 50
The available tape water is only able to support 50 people(30 women and 20 men) arround the centre instead of supporting over 7000 people according to the plan of the centre.
School Children Getting Water: 0
People Getting Sanitation: 0
People Getting Other Benefits: 200
150 of the beneficiaries are women and 50 people are men who are participate in monitoring meetings,seminars and other entrepreneuship skills works (mostly are the group and zonal leaders in variou projects.
Application Type: Project Funding
Start Date: 2011-11-30
Completion Date: 2012-05-30
The proposed water supply from a bore hole: The existing facilities include electricity supply which runs along the proposed site. A bore hole to be drilled in the area to the depth of 40m and installed with PVC pipe casings after well development and pump test target well yield a minimum of 2000litres per hour.
A water tower to carry the 5000 liters plastic storage tank will be constructed. Also electricity supply to power the pumps will be required. In addition pipe lines to carry the water from the bore hole to the tank and distribute the water to the distribution point/consumers points from the tank, after conducting water quality analysis at water laboratory (see the attached sketch).
The work is going to be done by experienced drilling companies with both manual and mechanical/electrical drilling equipment at reasonable rates. The is in site for the borehole is in a sparsely populated area.
PADI has been implementing this kind of water project for more than 9years, beginning in 2003. The first implementation of the project was done in Mletele ward at Liwumbu B streets from June to August 2003, where (7) improved local wells were built. PADI received funds from Peace Corps Tanzania organized by 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 in the same ward.
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 while 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 fifth project implementation took place from November 2007 to January 2008 where 7 improved traditional water wells were built, funded by Help Age International while the sixth water project implementation took place from September 2008 where 34 improved traditional water wells in Mshangano ward were built for the community and 3 bore hole were constructed in three secondary schools funded by Blue Planet Run Foundation –BPRF.
The seventh water project implementation took place in 2009 /2010 where two secondary schools (Londoni and Mbulani) benefited from the project, each school got 1 bore hole while the eighth project implementation took place in 2010/2011 in two schools (Maposeni and Zimanimoto Secondary Schools) each school got one bore hole.
It is going to be done in one phase
The community will be involved in all process of project implementation from site survey, project monitoring, forming water well committee and water maintenance fund, forming Water maintenance fund (WMF) and paying electricity bill and electricity service line costs.
Government water expertise will be involved in providing technical advices/support, training water committees and participating in Monitoring the project
When the pump is successfully installed. The Centre plan to grow varieties of trees, fruits and vegetables within the centre which owning over 13 acres of the surveyed land for various services to Vulnerable older people, disabled and other marginalized people.
Most of people in rural areas they dislike to use boiled water. They always claim that boiled water does not test good as a result the majority of them feel good to use un-boiled water which is not safe at all especially the water from local dug wells. It is important for the community like these to support them with good source of water
To make the project sustainable the following action is going to be done.
i. The community of the centre will form committee consisting 10 members (5 men and 5 women) to support monitor the pump progress from the beginning of the project and after.
ii. The Centre will be sensitized to form Water Maintenance Fund (WMF) which will help to support paying electricity bill, pump maintenance.
iii. Participating in a training session which 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
Maintenance Cost: $300
Prior art before metrics
The project is expecting to cost a total of USD 12497 (USD 1111 is the community contribution and USD 11386
is fund requested from Blue Planet Network.
Co Funding Amount: $0
Community Contribution Amount: $1,111
Electricity Service line costs will be contributed by the community including paying monthly electricity bills and forming Pump maintenance fund. It is planned to collect a total of $ 1111 for electricity service line costs,$ 5 for monthly electricity bill and $ 300 as maintenance costs, all these funds will be contributed to the project by income earned by the community from renting Unangwa Community PADI Centre meeting Hall which is giving an income ranging from $100-400 per month since may 2011 when it was officially opened.