Taps and Toilets for Kitogani village in Zanzibar

Imagine facing Covid-19  and organising regular hand-washing for a school that has no running water...

You are probably used to just switching on a tap to get clean water. For the people of Kitogani it takes many hours and back-breaking effort to get water where it is needed - hours of queueing at a pump only on for a short period each day and very unreliable; miles of carrying gerry cans (weighing 20 kgs each when full) on your head, or several precariously balanced on a bike or in a wheelbarrow; tipping water into buckets outside the dilapidated long-drop toilets for hand washing, or to try and keep the toilets clean. Then there's clothes washing and keeping yourself clean and, the next day, it all starts again, and the day after that, and the day after that...

​The lack of easy hygiene is difficult at the best of times - people are more likely to suffer from diseases and students drop out to take care of siblings; the women in the community bear most of the burden of water collection and girls often stop attending classes because getting water takes priority; reaching puberty often has the same result because of the lack of private, hygienic toilets that preserve their dignity. But faced with a virus against which our only weapon is scrupulous hygiene, the teachers, students and villagers of Kitogani are desperate to get running water and proper toilets. Haji, a teacher at the Teachers' Training Centre, is ready to manage the building project but needs your help to make it happen.

If 800 people could spare £10 each we would raise the £8000 needed to buy the materials  to build a well and gravity fed water storage tank with capacity to supply the Centre, the nearby primary school, dispensary and village houses, and to refurbish the Centre's crumbling toilets.  And so you know every penny you give will go straight to the project, all the money raised will go into the Brue Valley Rotary Club charity account (so your donations are eligible for Gift Aid as well) and the Zanzibar Rotary branch will arrange local payments,

We are all facing difficult times and it would be wonderful if you would help make life for this community a little less difficult by giving them the money to build a safe water and sanitation system. In normal times it would be transformational,  faced with Covid 19 it will literally be a lifeline.

Once  enough money has been collected to start the work Haji will regularly post pictures of the progress you've made possible. 
See more about the project at the Taps and Toilets website .

Thank you so much.

Haji, who will be managing the project in Zanzibar,  at the hand-washing station in the Centre .
  • Frances Pugh
    • £60 
    • 25 mos
  • Jonathan Compton
    • £100 
    • 25 mos
  • Andrew Davies
    • £20 
    • 25 mos
  • Anonymous
    • £20 
    • 26 mos
  • Anonymous
    • £15 
    • 27 mos
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Fundraising team: Taps and Toilets Team (3)

Chris Ringrow
Raised £117 from 6 donations
Alhampton, South West England, United Kingdom
Registered nonprofit
Donations eligible for Gift Aid.
Margy Cockburn
Team member
Raised £1,236 from 27 donations
Haji Hassan
Team member
Raised £20 from 1 donation

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