Solar Powered Solution to its Water Problem For Remote Village in Tanzania

The village of Gidewari’s 3,600 residents once lived a life of striking irony, trekking more than 8km each day for water despite living next to a lake. Lake Gidewari is hyper-saline, and thus its water is unfit for human and livestock consumption.

Help for the villagers finally came in November 2016 when the Birisima water project revved into life. Financed by the Water Mission, the World Bank, and the Nordic Development Fund, the Birisima project is one among a group of pioneer rural units that are now operated by solar-powered pumps as an innovative solution to Tanzania’s rural water supply challenge.

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