Project Description

Water and Sanitation

In East Africa, water-borne illnesses such as diarrhea, skin and eye diseases, and parasitic infections are common. Globally, diarrhea causes the deaths of more young children than AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis combined. Lack of clean water is a quiet health crisis that can be easily prevented. Introduction of clean water systems not only improves individual health but also gives women and children freedom from walking long distances to retrieve water. When released from this task and the burden of disease, families can devote themselves to educational and economic ventures that improve household wellbeing and help communities become self-sustaining. Global Partners responds to communities with water needs through a wide range of WASH (water, sanitation, and hygiene) projects that provide:

  •      Clean water infrastructure
  •      Assistance in water management & sustainability
  •      Sanitation facility improvement
  •      Hygiene education

Recent Projects 2017-2018

Boremagongo Primary School (V2V)


This shallow well serves 300 children at Boremagongo Primary School who previously got water from the nearby lake.

Monderosi Primary School


This project funded the rehabilitation of a colonial borehole at Monderosi Primary School in the dry Maasailands of northern Tanzania. The new well serves the children of the primary school as well as more than 4,000 local residents and their livestock.

Otondo Primary School


Otondo Primary School project renovated nine classrooms and constructed a building for early childhood development classes. Their existing borehole was also renovated and a community kiosk was constructed in order to provide water to the community and make the project sustainable for the school.

Mirondo & Mumbo Primary Schools (V2V)


Through this partnership, a borehole well was drilled at Mirondo Primary School and piped to Mumbo Primary School to provide water to more than 750 students. A community kiosk was placed between the two schools to provide water to 3,000 residents in the area. Hygiene and sanitation facilities at both schools were also improved with handwashing stations.

Sanda Primary School


This school was in danger of being shut down by the government due to their failing sanitation system. All of their latrines were either full or collapsed at the time of the project, so GPFD partnered with them for the installation of eight new latrines and three urinals. Many latrines in East Africa collapse because of the expansion and contraction of the soft black soil. In order to combat this, our engineers use special keystone block technology to ensure stability and longevity of the pit. Administrators at Sanda plan to share this technology with others in the area to protect all future pit latrines in the area from collapse.