St Mary's Church’s story
Pumps for Mpwapwa is a project to provide a solar-powered water pump in the village of Msagali, Tanzania, in partnership with the Diocese of Mpwapwa.
Farmers in Tanzania are heavily dependent on unreliable and unpredictable weather conditions. Whilst being considered self-sufficient in staple foods, half the 30 regions of Tanzania have experienced food shortages and insecurity in the last 5-7 years due to extreme weather conditions.
This project, led by the Diocese of Mwpapwa’s Development Department, aims to improve food security, nutrition and the livelihoods of the local community in and around Msagali village, through the provision of a reliable water source.
After a full geological survey, a deep water well will be dug and a solar pump installed, with distribution facilities to allow irrigation for farmers in and around Msagali village. It is expected that 150 families will benefit from better food security and nutrition as a result.
The project will cost £30,000 and we have committed to raise at least £15,000 towards this in 2020. We will work with the Diocese of Mpwapwa to find sources of funding for the remaining £15,000.