Water access in terms of piping and water storage, purification training, and support currently exist in Tanzania, NE India, and Nepal. We help access water by digging wells, piping, and providing water storage. We work with the Center for Affordable Water and Sanitation Technology in Canada, the Small Industry Development Organization in Tanzania, the Government of Mizoram, India, and local villages and groups in Nepal and Tanzania to provide education, and train people to pipe, dig wells, and to build and maintain biosand water filters.
Development of expertise in country provides opportunity to supply needed help to obtain clean water. Filters are inexpensive, purify water to 97-99% purity and last 50 years. Our role is to bring the training program to those who want it, so they can begin production, train others and provide clean water.
We recently completed piping a village in Nepal. The people no longer have to stand by a ditch to wait for water. Water to cook, drink, bathe, wash and clean with is piped to yards or homes and stored in 1000 litre storage tanks. The people no long must decide what one thing they must use the water for.
Currently we are piping Hlimen village in Mizoram, India.
Gifts to this program provide funding to support these and waiting initiatives.
Water piping to begin in Darkha, Nepal (10,000 people) as soon as funding is acquired. All water access and piping destroyed in 2015 earthquake.
We continue to support five students to stay in medical school at Hubert Kairuki Memorial University in Dar es Salaam Tanzania, and support infrastructure needs at Nira Orphanage, Mbagala, Tanzania.
Due to the Nepal earthquake we stopped the continuation of a water provision and piping project in Lungleng, Mizoram, India. While the population now has gained water access the project is incomplete. This should be addressed as soon as possible.
Mizoram,NE India ( Between Bangladesh and Myanmar ( Burma)
Dec 2013 Water piping recipient examples, Hlimen village.
Once piping is complete HRC will provide water storage tanks.
This small orphanage in Mbgala,Tanzania,,outside Dar es Salaam, is run by one woman out concern for the 45 children who would otherwise be on the street. Children come to the orphanage mostly as the result of parental death due to HIV/AIDS when there is no family, or neighbors to care for them. Donations provide support to the children by improving living conditions, by providing needed items, and by providing government school exam fees.
We are working to upgrade the orphanage. To date we have provided water by digging a well and piping, bathrooms for the boys and girls including four showers and four toilets with running water, sinks to wash, a kitchen with storage, upgraded the sleeping areas, poured concrete - walkways, provided funds for a biogas stove so wood no longer requires funds and fumes are not inhaled, provided beds, mattresses, and other needed items as well as funding so a wall could be built around the orphanage to protect the children.
Much more needs doing at the orphanage.Your support will help continue improving the children's living conditions. The next step is to build a shelter the children can eat, play, and do their homework under.
Safe Motherhood Mobile Clinics
in collaboration with Mission Mikocheni Hospital and the Mission Mikocheni Health and Education Network. This weekly program began ten years ago after discussion with community leaders and traditional healers. It provides education, medical care, and vaccinations to over 200 pre and post natal women and their children weekly, and anyone else who shows up, who would otherwise have no access to medical care. Nurses (and a doctor when available) go to a central location, a bar in Mikocheni village and under a big tree in Boko, to treat mothers and their children, and provide vaccinations, pap testing for STDs and cancer, and HIV testing as requested. Three clinics in different locations operate weekly.
As part of this clinic nurses teach students weekly at the primary school (ages 5-15) about basic health. This includes HIV prevention, clean water, and other pertinent topics.
Gifts to this program pay for nurses' stipend, pap testing, HIV testing and for teaching aids and materials. The goal is to expand this program to other locations, identified by local medical personnel, as funds allow.
Medical Equipment and Supplies Program
This program gathers medical equipment and supplies and sends them. Currently, the Mission Mikocheni Hospital, and Hubert Kairuki Medical University in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and the Civil Hospital in the State of Mizoram, NE India, receive equipment and supplies.
See NEWS regarding specific current events.
Gifts to this program provide funds to ship donated equipment and materials to selected hospital's and universities.