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Unsafe drinking water and poor sanitation are two of the biggest problems facing impoverished people in many parts of the world. Nearly one billion people are without access to safe water supplies and everyday millions walk miles just for something to drink.

In Africa alone, people spend 40 billion hours every year just walking for water. Women and children usually bear the burden of water collection, walking miles to the nearest source, which is often unprotected and likely to make them sick.

In Tanzania, only one out of every two families has access to clean, safe drinking water.
Poor water infrastructures and a lack of funds to develop existing water sources contributes to inadequate amounts of clean, safe water for the Tanzanian people.
Many rural communities rely strictly on water sourced from boreholes and wells – putting them at risk of diarrhea and other waterborne illnesses. Since such illnesses affect more than 80% of Tanzanian’s population living in rural areas, it was essential for the WOK team that we focus on improving accessibility of clean water for those living in these rural areas.

Wings of Kilimanjaro is working in collaboration with World Serve International to deliver safe and sustainable community led water and sanitations projects for communities in the Manyara & Kilimanjaro regions. Together we have been able to do with the help of local implementing partners to ensure that the most appropriate and lasting clean water solutions are implemented in the communities most in need. To date, WOK funds have already given two remote communities access to vital clean water-wells which are self-managed through our solar pumping station and above- ground water storage facility. 

These communities, have until now, had infant mortality rates estimated to be as high as 50% below the age of five. In total across all of the WOK community water projects, it is anticipated that around 16,500 people will receive safe, clean water.