Hello Twende Supporters
Thank you for your continued support in everything we have been doing. Your support has made us reach a number of people and empower them to become their own problem-solvers. Due to COVID-19, we had to find a way to slow the spread of the virus by making tippy taps and distribute them to public places and vulnerable communities.
Right now in Tanzania, people are ignoring social distancing rules and putting themselves in danger, because they know they need to continue working to earn money to survive. They are more worried about this than COVID-19. Tippy taps have served as a reminder that people need to observe public hygiene and sanitation, without them, the vulnerable communities that would have benefited form tippy taps will be overcome by hygiene related issues that themselves can create economic burdens in the future.
Through your support, we have made 20 tippy taps and distributed them to Faraja Center, a young women development organisation that serves more than 73 students, members of staff and visitors and Themi Health centre in Njiro, Arusha, a local health centre that serves the Njiro Community.
We still have the same list of next beneficiaries since we have not received funds since the last report. Instead, we have been working with the communities we donated the tippy taps to by gathering feedback on how useful the tippy taps are and if there are technical issues that need repair. We are proud to say that there have been no issues with the tippy taps and that they are being useful to them.
At Faraja Center, the community has found the tippy taps helpful and the management has made it possible by instilling the culture of continually washing hands and regularly filling the tanks with clean water. Due to this, there have been no COVID cases and fewer hygiene-related issues after the installation of the tippy taps.
Once we receive more funding in this project, we will make more tippy taps and donate them to Moivaro orphanage, Kiserian Primary School, Njiro Secondary School and Moivaro health centre.
Your support has made us achieve this milestone and I am looking forward to your continued support to make it possible for more communities to fight the virus and improving public hygiene.
We still need to cover more ground in this project which is why your donation will be highly appreciated.
One last thing—sharing our project with your friends and family helps us spread the word about our work and continue to grow our community of supporters like you. If you’re willing to share the story of our work with your network, we’d be incredibly grateful. Watch this space as we will be bringing more projects and progress. You can find all this on Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and our Website
From Twende with love,
Nzira and the team.