The World Health Organisation in 2019 estimated that over 579 million people worldwide are drinking unsafe water from hand-dug wells, ponds, swamps, rivers, and springs. Contaminated water can transmit diseases such as diarrhoea, cholera, dysentery, typhoid, and polio which are estimated to cause 485,000 diarrhoeal deaths each year.
BCT has continued to commission a number of wells across destitute areas of Tanzania and Kenya despite the current chaos caused by the Covid-19 pandemic; our partners on the ground have been continuing their hard work and building wells to provide much needed water and sanitation facilities to those who would otherwise be unable to access clean water.
In Dar e Salaam & Arusha in Tanzania as well as in Manzini, Kenya we have commissioned a total of 11 wells of which 4 have already been completed, are up and running and in use.
An additional 8 have just been commissioned in Arusha as well as very remote areas of Mnguveni, Kinyadu, and Kitere in Kenya where water is also very scarce.
As Covid-19 continues to spread, these already remote villages are forced to restrict themselves even further and access to clean safe water has become even more of a burden.
With further 27 wells available in Kenya at $1,600 each. To sponsor, or contribute, towards a well, please kindly email email@example.com. If you would like the well to be in loving memory of someone, please kindly ensure you include this in your email so we are able to organise a relevant plaque with our partners on the ground.