Water for ShinYanga Village is taken from an open well that is highly contaminated from both human and animal waste. The majority of people don't have access to pit latrines and open defecation is common. Many people constantly live with stomach illness as access to safe water is limited and personal sanitation is not well understood or practiced. Children in particular are susceptible to getting sick from the water. The severity of these problems can be seen here in this video:
Instead of spending their income on improving their farms, starting small businesses or paying school fees, many families must use what little they have to pay for medicine and transportation to regional hospitals. This could all be avoided with improved sanitation and safe water. In October 2017, we successfully installed a water treatment and enterprise system. The scope of this project and impact can be seen at video below.