The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) has been making significant contributions to the Early Childhood Development (ECD) sector in Tanzania for three decades. AKF has pioneered the provision of high quality, culturally-relevant and holistic early childhood development amongst communities in Zanzibar and Southern Tanzania. (Photo: Mejengo Preschool in Ndanda, Mtwara Region)

AKDN / Lucas Cuervo Moura

The Fix

I hope the project will help repair the other two pumps in the village so that all parts of the village can have access to a working pump. We are already very happy to have a new borehole and pump nearby. It is a great relief, especially for the women of the village.

The Surprise

I think the decision by the village to let us, women, manage the water pumps was a very welcome idea. We did not always expect that. It has been very good to be able to give our ideas on how the borehole should be managed, and have the support of our chief to do so.

The Stats:

  • In 1 year, AKF has improved access to safe water supply for 14,976 people in 13 villages.

  • All 13 boreholes planned for Year 1 were successfully installed, each equipped with manual hydraulic pumps.