Rainwater Harvesting in Tanzania (UC Berkeley)


BI Filler Photo-01A UC Berkeley student team, along with professor and mentor Laura Mason, will work in Tanzania in July to improve the quality of life of 2,600 people living in the Nyamagongo village of Tanzania, by constructing a rainwater harvesting system at a vocational school, a second brick oven, an improved waste management system incorporating pit latrines, and living quarters for the vocational school staff. The team will collaborate with the African Immigrants’ Social and Cultural Services (AISCS). Their mission is to assist African immigrants in the Bay Area adjust to life in the US as well as the people of Tanzania and other African countries with education, vocational training, medical services, and community organization. This project will ultimately increase water availability, food security, crop production, gender empowerment, economic development and significantly alleviate poverty.

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