Project insight: WASH in Miganga

5th February 2015

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Raleigh Tanzania Volunteer, with local village children

Sylvia with some of the local children on the site of the new domestic point they will be installing. 

Emily, Beth, and Sylvia headed to Miganga, south of the capital Dodoma, where they will be working on a Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) project. Here’s what they have to tell us about it...

The village of Miganga sits in a vast open plain two hours drive from Dodoma. The red earth houses are spread out amongst baobab trees and thorn bushes. Our team will be working here on a Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) project with local non-governmental organisation (NGO) MAMADO. The work in Miganga is part of a bigger EU funded project, which aims to help villages mitigate and adapt to the effects of climate change. 

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Isiaya enjoying the food!                       Amos and Emanuel: Community Volunteers.

 

Our role here is to install new water distribution lines and taps along with raising awareness of the importance of good sanitation practices. We will quickly become part of village life; living in homestay placements, eating with our hosts, and hopefully learning some Swahili along the way. 

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The village have already extended us the warmest of welcomes and the excitement at the prospect of better access to clean water is palpable. As a group we can’t wait for the venturers to arrive so they can get settled in to their homesteads and crack on with the project’ 

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Filling containers of water from the domestic point.