June 2023 – Clean Water for Soko, Tanzania
We receive many requests for boreholes, but this project is a bit different. The villagers of Soko near Kilimanjaro in Tanzania were struggling with salty water from shallow boreholes when they decided to combine their funds to pay for the drilling of a deeper one. They were relieved when a drilling company managed to find a good spot and at 150 ft reached a decent supply of fresh, safe water. Unfortunately, their money had all been used to reach this point and they couldn’t afford the cost of the submersible pump, electricity supply or water tank. This is when their parish priest turned to SPICMA.
The villagers have done well getting this far and we would like to help them finish the project. The sooner they can easily access fresh water, the better their lives will be. This is just one of scores of water projects submitted to us each year. We support a large proportion, but must turn away many due to lack of funds.