Project Tanzania - Providing potable water to villages
Organized by: Prashanth Gopal
Many members of our team (EWB - USA, Boston Chapter) have been busy writing grant applications, making presentations to corporations and clubs, and networking with potential private donors. As a result, we have made significant progress toward our goal of having enough money to drill a borehole well in the village of Mkutani. We will also continue with facilitating the repair of the water system in Mapinduzi. Currently, we are in the process of completing the necessary paperwork with EWB (Engineers Without Borders) USA so that we can obtain approval for our design of the well. We are hoping to be given the go ahead in the first part of April to book travel to Tanzania for an implementation trip in late May, or possibly, early June. There will be one team of 4 to 8 persons traveling, depending upon trip objectives and funds raised. Total travel costs are estimated to be $2000 per person. I am planning on making this trip to bring the project objectives to fruition. As personal fundraising is highly recommended to help meet these costs, I'm creating this fundraiser to help me raise the funds needed to cover these travel costs. Any contribution(s) you make will go towards bringing these people what we consider to be basic needs. Your support is deeply appreciated.