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As part of the global water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) in healthcare facilities (HCFs) initiative, WEFTA worked closely with the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul International Project Services (DOC-IPS) and our in-country partners, SAWA, to help complete the Water Supply Improvement Project for Masanga Centre in 2020.

Masanga Centre, one of the many Catholic Church-run healthcare facilities, includes a health center, DREAM Program, Sisters’ convent, the Church, St. Catherine Laboure Day & Boarding School, Association for Termination of Female Genital Mutilation (AFTGM), Lindalva VTC, Gorong’a Secondary School and Masanga Primary School.

Masanga is located in the Northwestern part of Tanzania 8 km from the Kenya-Tanzania border in a hilly, isolated and poor area covering 8 villages. The project included construction of 3 ten-thousand-gallon underground rainwater harvesting tanks, 4 tank towers and 14 valve chambers. It also included installation of 12 new water storage tanks, 5 new water flow meters, protection of 2 springs, an improved borehole and pump station, and rehabilitation of 2 wells.

Completion of this water project has positively impacted over 50,000 lives.

WEFTA is proud to work with the DOC-IPS on this critical Vatican initiative: WASH in Catholic HCFs.

Read the full VATICAN NEWS article

Learn more about our WASH in Healthcare Facilities projects and how you can help.