A recent project was a growing orphanage in Kiserian, Arusha, Tanzania. Arusha is a sprawling town on the borders of Kenya and Tanzania. It was opened in 2012 by local people who provided funding for clothing, food and school fees.
Haruma orphanage now has 16 children, they have two dormitories, a kitchen, primitive bathroom facilities, various store rooms and a room for the matron, Eusabia, who lives in.
Right now their water is provided by guttering and water butts that catch the rain from the roof of the building. When there is no rain they have to buy water by the tanker which is of course expensive.
We undertook two test bore holes looking to find underground water which our geological surveys showed should be successful. Unfortunately for the orphanage, even with surveys and success in surrounding areas the bore holes did not find sufficient water to provide a constant source. The drilling company will look into other options and we will see if we can help again in the future.