Kwamtoro Secondary School Water Tank Project – Tanzania

Chemba District, Dodoma Region, United Republic of Tanzania 

Community Description
Kwamtoro is a ward-level village with a population of around 3,500. Located in central Tanzania, Kwamtoro suffers from an extensive dry season seven months out of the year.

While the village itself has water systems in place, the Kwamtoro Secondary School, located 5 kilometers away, struggles to make do with the small rain catchment tanks it has in place. This being the school’s only source of water, it is important to enhance these rain catchment tanks in capacity and efficacy.

Project Description
This project is to increase the capacity of a current water tank at Kwamtoro’s Secondary School by 3,000 liters using the SSB (Stabilized Soil Brick) technology.

The SSB press allows for the construction of sturdy, low-cost bricks that require no heating and are ready to use the next day. The project incorporates the purchase of an SSB press and the training of villagers in the technology.

Water Charity funds will be used to purchase the block press and some of the materials, including the cement.

The school is providing roughly half of the needed materials to complete the project.

The plastering and mortar work will be performed by a village mason.

Students will be taught the technology by villagers who have been trained in machine operation.

Project Impact
270 people will benefit from the project.

Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Eric Pfeifer

This project not only results in a needed increase in the capacity of the tank but also the purchase of the press and the training of villagers. This will promote further tank rehabilitation projects in the future.

Dollar Amount of Project

Donations Collected to Date

Dollar Amount Needed
$0.00 – This project has been funded through the generosity of the Paul Bechtner Foundation with the help of friends and family of Peace Corps Volunteer Eric Pfeifer.

We encourage others to continue to donate using the Donate button below, and we will notify Eric of your donation. Additional funds will be used to fund the next project by Eric and/or those of other PCVs in the country of service.

This project has been finished. To read about the conclusion of the project, CLICK HERE.