Below is a follow-up report:

In October 2014 a Rotary Humanitarian Grant was approved to establish an operational water supply and delivery system for Kigogo Sub-Village in Tanzania.   

Currently the village of 1500 residents has no local source of water or electricity.  In the next year the deep well and delivery system will be built; electricity brought to the village;  villagers and the village water committee will be educated to ensure water sustainability; and impact assessments will be done on a timetable to determine if the lives of the villagers have improved through access to clean, safe water.

 A consortium of ten U.S. Rotary Clubs and third party donors united with the Rotary Club of Same, Tanzania (Host Club) for this cause.  In District 6000 the Clubs are: Rotary Club of Ames, Rotary Club of Ames- Morning, Rotary Club of Des Moines, Rotary Club of Grinnell, Rotary Club of Indianola, Rotary Club of Newton and Rotary Club of Pella.  There are three clubs outside District 6000 as well: Rotary Club of Webster City, Iowa (District 5970), Rotary Club of Hudson, Wisconsin (District 5960) and Rotary Club of South Pasadena, California (District 5300).   Third party donors were Hy-Vee, Inc. and Rewerts Well Drilling.   Several Rotarians of District 6000 gave personal donations.

Since the grant approval, well bore holes have been dug.  The exact site for the water well has not yet been finalized by Same District Water Engineer.   The Rotary Club of Same will also be hiring a Project Manager in the immediate future.   Once these are in place contracts can be bid and let for the project.  Plans are for monthly reports to come from the project.

The Rotary Club of Same, Tanzania is deeply grateful.  This will be an exciting time for Rotarians in the United States and Tanzania.

Mary Wells, Grant Communicator, Rotary Club of Ames