Fresh Clean Water for N'Giresi Village,
A Rotary International Foundation Project
N'Giresi village has approximately 3000
people, including children. It is situated
on Mount Meru, near Arusha, Tanzania. The
village residents are of the WaArusha tribe.
They are historically Masai people who have
become more urbanized and given up their
nomadic way of life. However, the language,
customs and other traditions of their life
remain as that of their Masai forefathers.
90% of the homes are occupied as subsistence
farmers with an income of less than a dollar
The Villagers currently get their water from
surface water ditches whose source is the
Emboocha river - these are contaminated
from wildlife and domestic animals in addition
to human waste. No storage facilities exist
to level out the highs and lows of the water
flow and to provide sufficient water pressure
for any water system.
The Villagers need piping and storage
facilities with appropriately placed standpipes
to supply water from the Emboocha River.