Most healthcare facilities in Tanzania do not have access to a safe water supply or the proper sanitation necessary to provide quality healthcare and reduce the spread of infection and disease
In 2018, WEFTA was approached to help with the water supply and wastewater treatment and disposal for the community of St. John’s Hospital in Lugarawa, Tanzania. A volunteer had witnessed firsthand the impact of poor sanitation practices on the community and vowed to do what she could to seek out technical resources, raise funds, and work with and through the community to create a better future.
During the same time, WEFTA began collaborating with Sisters from the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul. The Sisters had been working with communities in the Mara Region of Masanga, Tanzania and requested assistance from WEFTA with technical oversight of the water supply and wastewater improvements needed for the Bikira Maria Mama Wa Tumaini Health Center.
WEFTA is providing assistance for each of these Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH) projects in Tanzania.
Area: 947,303 sq. km.
Population: 58,552,845 (July 2020)
Languages: Swahili and English, among over 100 other foreign and native languages
Regions: Mountainous and densely forested in the north-east near Mount Kilimanjaro, three of Africa’s Great Lakes are partly within Tanzania, hot and humid eastern shoreline
Water & Health
Since 2002, WEFTA has been connecting donors, engineers, and communities in Latin America and Africa, all with the common goal of ensuring access to clean drinking water for everyone.
Sanitation & Environment
WEFTA engineers help communities make sound decisions and facilitate the dialog leading to the development of solutions for inadequate sewage treatment, and its associated environmental impacts.
Development & Sustainability
WEFTA volunteers work with the communities we partner with to develop the local skills needed to maintain and manage the water and wastewater systems constructed.