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Safe water for all

The Manyara region, in northern Tanzania, is one of the poorest regions in the country and in some districts, many people do not have access to water.

The most vulnerable sections of the population, such as women, children and disabled people, cannot count on this essential resource. KISIMA project, ended in December 2022, promoted fair and economically sustainable access to water systems and sanitation in the districts of Kiteto and Simanjiro.

In partnership with Istituto Oikos and in close collaboration with the Ministry of Water agency RUWASA, Oikos East Africa  supported the installation of a desalination plant, the construction of circa 60 latrines in strategic areas at risk of disease transmission such as bus stations, the realisation of 3 boreholes, extensive campaigns to promote hygiene and sanitation practices, capacity building.

The project spans over a vast area in Simanjiro and Kiteto, a combined territory larger than Rwanda, and is funded by AICS, the Italian Agency for Development and Cooperation.

The KISIMA project produced remarkable and life-changing results for tens of thousands of people: access to safe water in Kiteto District increased from 41% (June 2018) to 59.8% (June 2022), an increase of 18.8%; in Simanjiro District the accessibility increased from 38% (June 2018) to 58.6% (June 2022), and increase of 20.6%