It has been a while since I last updated, but I was waiting for some confirmation before reaching out. Today I received confirmation from our Tanzanian drilling company, Chem Chem, that drilling at the Mchanga Mwingi site, the second borehole location, will commence on November 6th. Without your contributions, this would not have been possible. We are extremely optimistic that this 200m deep well will yield safe, clean water for the community.
Our project team remains committed to working with Marwa to address the water crisis in their community and this is the next big step. In December, I will be traveling to Tanzania to meet with the community, companies, and government officials to begin conversations about the next steps that include storage and distribution within the community.
The community is extremely grateful for the past, present, and future support from OSU and our friends and partners.
As always, asante sana, ashe oleng, and thank you!
Katie, Marie, Kam, Sam, Mark, Michael, and Patrick