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Running water brings new income streams to Mandela Village in Tanzania

As part of their on-going project implementation across the African continent, Innovation: Africa recently installed a solar water pumping system at Mandela Village in Tanzania. Two water towers were constructed and 12 taps were built throughout the village bringing clean running water for the first time to the village’s 4,700 people, and a cattle trough for livestock.

Aside from the social impact of clean running water, the installation has also created local jobs. Only local Tanzanian contractors were used and 10 members of the village were trained and upskilled in construction, a skill that they can use for life. Security guards and pump attendants have been hired from within the community to supervise the project. Now that water is readily available, community members are involved in many long-term initiatives such as brickmaking, building gardens and selling produce that brings in added streams of income.

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