Concern Worldwide, a company limited by guarantee and exempted from using the word "limited", Reg. No. 39647. Reg. Charity No. CHY 5745,
Registered in Ireland, Registered address is 52-55 Lower Camden Street, Dublin 2.
Phone: +353 1 417 7700
Focusing on clean water in Tanzania
We’re only in year two, but we are already seeing positive changes in the communities there. Here are just some of the people we’ve helped in Ngara.
Bernadette Reuben is a 55-year-old widow with seven children. We recently constructed a well near where she lives.
The well has already made a huge difference to Bernadette’s life as well as others in the community. She said: "We used to get water from a stream. It was dirty and contaminated. [But] the water is so good now. It is clean and it comes straight from the tap close to our home. We feel better".
Florence is 25 and lives with her husband and young son. We recently repaired a spring near where they live and have protected it to ensure that the water is clean. Here is Florence getting water from the spring:
A shared responsibility
Before the spring was protected, the only water near Florence’s village was very dirty and contaminated. Her family frequently got sick from it. Now, they benefit from the spring’s clean water and the community shares the responsibility of managing the spring. Florence said:
We feel better and collecting the water is so much easier as it comes out clean and ready to use. We use it for all kinds of things – drinking, cooking, bathing and washing.
Pauline is a 90-year-old widow who was living without basic sanitation. She was one of the most vulnerable members of her community. That’s why we chose to build a latrine in her garden.
We also provided her with training on how to keep her latrine clean and on other hygiene practices such as hand-washing at critical times. Here she is pictured in front of her new latrine.