Grace

Grace

Miganga, Tanzania

Grace is 50 years old, and a lifelong resident of the Tanzanian village of Miganga. Grace is mother to four boys and three girls, having sadly lost two children. She is Grandmother to fifteen. Women like Grace will be the driving force that moves villages like Miganga into the future.

Miganga saw a three month project installing domestic point taps in the village and laying pipe for further water distribution.

In villages like Grace’s, collecting safe water usually falls on the women and children of the household, some have to cycle as they live so far away.

Together with her husband who is the Village Executive Officer, Grace has been working with us to drive the project forward.

The volunteers said:

“The village here doesn’t have very much but working together it is possible that we can make a difference to each other’s lives. By sharing our time, knowledge, and enthusiasm we can empower change in other women and communities, as well as our own. Women like Grace will be the driving force that moves villages like Miganga into the future. We can all learn a lot from her. With the continued efforts of women like her, there is a good chance that the future generations of women in Tanzania will have new opportunities that are a first for many women in Africa.”

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