Life in Mwanza

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Nizar Hassam Jivraj on March 1, 2009

Hi Orcap Looking at this image I feel sorry for the people of Mwanza. I was born in Mwanza & I was brought-up & went to Chopra School. My first visit in Tanzania I saw a similar problem in Maniyara district was contacted by Kijiji cha Kambi Ya Simba for a plight of helping for the water project to me in Uk. In 2001 I started to raised funding, went back to the Village in 2002 Easter holiday & studied the water source in the nearest area around with the local people of Kambi ya simba & found the water source, came back home,I went to my Local Library studied & gathered all the information how to overcome this water project to help these people sent the message to the local Parish Father George Muganyizi(Father is Posted in Uganda) how was my only contact, I informed him to pass the message that I am ready for July(2003) I am coming with my fund to start this water project. On my arrival the village gathered had a meeting,next day i hired a big truck went to Arusha & bought 3x 50000 lit. tank,pipes all the connectors & a water diesel pump. Next day the whole villagers gathered,started with digging 1500 meter trenched, two tank was Installed on the top of the hill,at the river bank 15' x 8' x 8'', cement tank was build under ground & plant room was build near the water sours, all this job was created in 5 days by the villagers. Everything was going so well as per scheduled, within the seventh day the water was flowing in the with the gravity system in to the 3rd tank in to the village, so every thing is possible. To day from my water project 5 villages around have benefited from this (20,000 people benefited) & now local Government have combined my project with theirs & build with cement tanks. This kind of projects can be done in Mwanza to help the locals. best regards Nizar (I will be in Mwanza this Easter 2009)

orcap59 on March 5, 2009

Dear Nizar, don't worry I took the picture one year ago when my company was building the extension of the water network in Mwanza, now I feel 70% of the resident people has the water in the house and the syste is working well of course some of the people has to transport the water like the picture, but I hope soon more money will arrive from international organization to complete the network. regards Orlando

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