13th April 2014Raleigh Tanzania has partnered with Google to bring a group of volunteers from their offices to Bassadawish, in the Northern district of Karatu near Arusha. The 16 Googlers are working on maximising the water supply and distribution to this remote village, working alongside community members for 10 days to dig trenches for the water pipes and a storage house for a water pump and engine. They are also raising awareness within the community, focusing on the use of safe water and the importance of hand hygiene. Not only has each participant fundraised for their place to come on the programme, the group have also raised an additional £13,000 to buy a pump and engine. This will enable water to be pumped uphill to the water tank, which can then easily flow to the main part of the village 3km away. Currently many families in the area walk over 3 hours a day to collect water, so the pump will have a real positive impact on the community. The group are working alongside DMDD, the same partners we have worked with to provide irrigation channels at Alpha 4 in Endashang’wet.