Safe water for remote secondary schools in Songea

Applicant Tanzania Mission to the Poor and Disabled (PADI) Plan ID: 133
Status: rejected Review Cycle end date: 2008-08-05

Drilling 3 borehole for 3 remote secondary to make them access to clean and safe water to over 1200 students hence serve time used to walk 1 to 2 km fetching water. The only source of water they use is local dug wells which are open and easily spoiled b


There are over 6200 (where 3300 are women and 2900 men) people accessing safe and clean water in the project area where PADI has constructed 39 improved local water wells and 1 bore hole which include three wards ( Mshangano , Matogoro and Mletele wards) financed by Run For Africa, Help Age International and Peace Corps


1500 of school children are getting water which include Chandarua and Liwumbu primary schools where each received one Improved well while Mdandamo secondary school got one borehole last year financed by Run for Africa and Peace Corps.


There are over 6200 (where 3300 are women and 2900 men) people getting sanitation by using safe and clean water they have been supported. They are using this because is clean and safe comparing to the water they were using before which was dirty ( over 1500 are children)..


Over 3500 (where 2000 are women and 1500 are men)of other people are getting other benefits including vegetable production, building construction one of those benefiting from this is Mdandamo Secondary school where after being supported with one bore hole they managed to start growing vegetables and increased school building because water availability near the school compound is possible, the same work was impossible before the bore hole and if they did the work was not effective.

Drinking Water - Community
Drinking Water - Schools



Project Narrative

Experience relating to the project:
PADI has been implementing this kind of water project for more than four years, beginning in 2003. The first implementation of the project was done in the Mletele ward at Liwumbu B streets from June to August 2003, where seven (7) improved traditional water wells were built. PADI received funds from Peace Corps Tanzania under the supervision of Mr. Tim Hogan.

The second implementation of the project took place from September to November 2003, where PADI received funds from professors Miller and Rulfs of the USA and constructed 4 improved traditional water wells.

The third project implementation took place from October 2005 to December 2005, funded by Help Age International, which enabled PADI to build 8 improved traditional water wells.

The fourth implementation took place from July –August 2007.The project funded by Run For Africa, the funding enabled us to construct 13 improved traditional water wells and 1 bore hole.

The fifty project implementation took place from Nov. 2007 to January 2008, funded by Help Age International, which enabled PADI to build 7 improved traditional water wells in Mshangano ward , in total over 6200 people are benefiting from the project.

The technology to be used in the project is “Drilling water hand Pump”

The project  will be done in one phase  

We have been agreed with each school community to build pump house soon after the installation of the pump at their own costs, at the same time the same community will have to formulate Water Maintenance Fund ( WMF) to sustain the pump. Also during the project implementation the community will organize a team of 10 people who will be supporting the project implementation at the same times they will be monitoring the project progress to see if the materials budgeted are being used as required and the required quality is observed.

The project plan to contact one day training session on care, maintenance and repair of the wells to 2 people from each well . This will really help them to care and conduct miner maintenance and repair of the well without waiting until the wells is completely destroyed and it has been found to work well in the former wells.

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Project Financials


The total cost of the project.
1. BPRF donation USD= 14347.84
2. Community contribution USD= 3199.98
Total USD=17587.82




More details see the attached project budget file.


Project Sustainability and Impact Assessment

To make the wells well maintained it has been planed that the school community will make contribution to the WATER MAINTANANCE FUND ( WMF) ACCOUNT at the rate of USD 139.13 for each hand pump per year which will help to do miner repairs. The contribution rate per year will be increasing as it will be deemed necessary depending on the running costs per year. At the present Mdandamo secondary school apart of school fees the students are always requested to contribute Tsh.2000 which is equivalent to USD. 1.73 per year to support hand pump maintenance.


Implementer Details (if other than applicant)


Application Summary

Applicant :   Tanzania Mission to the Poor and Disabled (PADI)
Status : rejected
Country : TANZANIA Map