Eric Sturdza Investments builds three new clean water wells in Tanzania

Eric Sturdza Investments is proud to be working with the Tumaini Fund again in 2020, a charity which seeks to support orphans in remote regions of Tanzania.

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16 Apr 2020

Eric Sturdza Investments is proud to be working with the Tumaini Fund again in 2020, a charity which seeks to support orphans in remote regions of Tanzania.

The Tumaini FundThe Tumaini Fund was founded in January 2003 by Dr Susan Wilson, a local Guernsey doctor who worked in Kagera in 2001 and was horrified at the lack of hope for the 200,000 AIDS orphans in the remote and desperately poor north western region of Tanzania.

The Charity today supports 25,000 orphans and has dug 100 clean-water wells; as well as providing educational support from nursery to university level. As a result of the Charity’s efforts, they are currently supporting 8,000 children in secondary school and have 200 at university. Further information regarding the expanse of the charity’s work can be found here: Our commitment to charitable giving and The Tumaini Fund.

40% of people in sub-Saharan Africa are without access to clean water, with the villagers having to drink ground-water. Globally 1,300 children die each day due to drinking filthy water.

Dr Douglas Wilson is pictured here beside a normal village water source in Tanzania in June 2019.

BEFORE – Dr Douglas Wilson beside a normal village water source in Tanzania in June 2019.

By contrast, Dr Susan Wilson is pictured here with one of the Tumaini clean water wells – June 2019.

AFTER – By contrast, Dr Susan Wilson is pictured here with one of the Tumaini clean water wells in June 2019.

Eric Sturdza Investments selected the Tumaini Fund as one of the beneficiaries of its Charitable Engagement programme in late 2017 and has during the past three years provided the funding for the construction of five clean water wells.

During 2019, three such wells were built with Eric Sturdza Investments’ support in the Karagwe District of the Kagera region, Tanzania. The following shows the impact of the charities work.

Runyaga


Runyaga’s new clean water well serves 860 people.

Runyaga Old water source

BEFORE – Runyaga’s old water source.

AFTER – Runyaga’s new clean water well serving 860 people.

AFTER – Runyaga’s new clean water well.

The new well serves clean water to Runyaga’s community.

The new well serves clean water to Runyaga’s community of 860 people.

 

Mchuba


Mchuba’s new clean water well serves 691 people normally; however the number benefiting from the well can double during the dry season.

Mchuba's old water source

BEFORE – Mchuba’s old water source.

Mchuba's old water source

BEFORE – Mchuba’s old water source.

Mchuba's new clean water well.

AFTER – Clean water is drawn from the new Mchuba’s well by the community.

Kihanya


The new water well that was built with Eric Sturdza Investments’ support in 2019, serves clean water to 1,013 people.

BEFORE: A young boy draws water from Kihanya's old water source.

BEFORE – A boy draws water from Kihanya’s old water source.

The water-users’ group at the inauguration of the new clean water well in Kihanya.

AFTER – The water-users’ group at the inauguration of the new clean water well in Kihanya.

The three newly constructed wells provide access to clean safe drinking water to 2,564 people; however this number can expand significantly during the dry season when surface water decreases, and builds on the impact of the two new wells built by Eric Sturdza Investments in 2018 which supports 1,000 individuals.

Dr Susan Wilson in commenting on the impact of Eric Sturdza Investments in 2019 stated, “In the dry season the number of people coming to these wells can double as the surface water dries up in their villages, so your wells will easily be supplying 3,000 to 4,000 people in the dry season.”

Eric Sturdza Investments is delighted to be able to provide support to the incredible work of the Tumaini Fund and is again working with the Charity in 2020; providing approximately 300 secondary school starter kits, which includes the necessary books that children are required to obtain in order to be admitted for secondary education.