Conclusion of Kwamtoro Secondary School Water Tank Project – Tanzania

This project has been completed under the direction of Peace Corps Volunteer Eric Pfeifer.

To read about the beginning of the project, CLICK HERE.

The project was designed to increase the capacity of a current water tank at the school by 3,000 liters using the Stabilized Soil Brick technology. In actuality, much more was accomplished.

Eric reports:

I just wanted to inform you that we have successfully completed the Water Charity project that you funded for us. The project brought a Stabilized Soil Block (SSB) press to my village secondary school and provided funding for the training and materials to build a 9,000-liter water tank extension.

 The advantage of such a machine is to make stronger blocks at a lower cost while preserving trees that would have been used in the firing of conventional bricks. This technology can be used for more than just the construction of water tanks and has given the school the flexibility to plan its own projects in the future.

The Headmaster is particularly excited about his new capacity to “lead construction projects without the need of outside help.” This is no doubt the kind of result that we are looking for in the communities that we volunteer in as Peace Corps volunteers.

Thank you again for providing this service to those of us who want to do small-sized projects.

We are grateful to Eric for completing this excellent project, and again send our thanks to the Paul Bechtner Foundation for providing the funding.