Mapping Our Reach

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Kisima Cha Ndege
Population: 4,000

How We've Helped:

Clean Water

Women's Empowerment

Agriculture

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Mtumba
Population: 5,500

How We've Helped:

Clean Water

Women's Empowerment

Small Business

School Upgrades

Electricity

HIV/AIDS Education

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Vikonje
Population: ---

How We've Helped:

HIV/AIDS Education

Small Business

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Chisichili/Chikola
Population: 4,500

How We've Helped:

Clean Water

Women's Empowerment

Electricity

HIV/AIDS Education

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Matumbulu
Population: 6,000

How We've Helped:

Clean Water

Women's Empowerment

Small Business

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Isangha
Population: 5,500

How We've Helped:

Clean Water

Women's Empowerment

Small Business

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Ilolo
Population: ---

How We've Helped:

Clean Water

Women's Empowerment

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Mapinduzi
Population: ---

How We've Helped:

Clean Water

Women's Empowerment

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Iwondo
Population: 6,000

How We've Helped:

Clean Water

Women's Empowerment

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Ihumwa/Chilwana
Population: ---

How We've Helped:

HIV/AIDS Education

Small Business

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MTUMBA OUR FIRST VILLAGE

Water

In 2005, we completed work on a clean water well to support the village. During our trip in September 2009, the village leadership was about to hire an outside agent to run the water system for the village. This will ensure proper management of the overall system and provide water to everyone in the village on an equitable basis. Use of external agents to manage village water systems is one of the best practices used by successful villages throughout the country. We are very encouraged by this progress.

CHISICHILI & CHIKOLA OUR SECOND AND THIRD VILLAGES

Water

Looking at the original source of water for the villages of Chisichili and Chikola demonstrates the importance of our project to bring them a clean source of water. The project started in 2007 and was complete in 2009.

KISIMA CHA NDEGE OUR FOURTH VILLAGE

Water

This is the main source of water for the village. However, there is a working well with clean water located some distance north of the village (which currently is too many miles for most villagers to travel). Our project which began in 2008 focused on using this operational well, while adding a central reservoir and multiple distribution points throughout the village to make access to the clean water a reality for everyone.

MATUMBULU OUR FIFTH VILLAGE

Water

It's been years since this reservoir has had any water for the village due to disrepair of the pump, pipes and water distribution system in Matumbulu. Our project began in 2010 and focused on upgrading and repairing the entire water system and add distribution points. The great thing about this project was that a new well was not needed as the current well had sufficient capacity.

ISANGHA OUR SIXTH VILLAGE

Water

Isangha had been waiting for generations for clean water. This is one example of a traditional well the villagers have been coming to for years. You can see the awful state of the water and understand the importance of our efforts to improve the health of these wonderful people. Our project began in 2011 and is now completed.

VIKONJE A SPECIAL VILLAGE

Business Start-Up Grants

A very committed group of women in this village dared to dream big in their plans to share resources in order to build a large chicken house with multiple coops for each of their individual businesses. These businesses will help them build a better life and pull themselves and their families out of poverty. Given seed money to begin their project, see what these amazing women have done to transform the resources around them into thriving businesses!

ILOLO OUR SEVENTH VILLAGE

Water

The village of Ilolo is the poorest of the villages we've supported so far. It presented some very unique challenges for us. Normally we would build a reservoir at the highest point in the village to allow gravity to distribute the water to each of the distribution points. Becasue of Ilolo's relative flat landscape, we needed to design a reservoir with artifial elevation as seen in the background of this photo. It was a great success and works beautifully!

IWONDO OUR EIGHTH VILLAGE

Water

Our team had the great fortune of visiting Iwondo the day after the drillers found water. Many villagers came to watch and cheer as the drillers demonstrated the generous flow of water from the well (as seen in the picture above). The village has been without clean water for over 30 years. As a result, their development efforts had been adversely affected: women had to walk more than 10 kilometers seeking water instead of doing other productive work to earn money, not to mention the risk to their personal safety during these trips. The water system for this village was completed in 2014.

IHUMWA/CHILWANA A SPECIAL VILLAGE

HIV/AIDS

In partnership with the Abbott Foundation we're fighting to reduce the instance of HIV/AIDS and support all those who are affected by this disease through multiple programs. One of the programs engages affected villagers in a gardening cooperative to grow, harvest and then transport produce 300 miles (482 km) to the large city of Dar es Salaam where they sell it in a wholesale marketplace. The proceeds are then split among the cooperative members to support their living needs. You can see in the picture above an example of the fruit of their labor.

IGANDU/CHIMWAGA/CHIBWE OUR NINTH, TENTH, ELEVENTH VILLAGES

WATER

This triple village project was the largest endeavor TLP had attempted in its first 10 years. Over 15,000 villagers are now being served by the new water system which includes three reservoirs and many distribution points. Founder Jim Vanderheyden is holding two bottles with the water before (right) and after (left) the new water system. You can imagine why they are so thankful for your generous support in bringing this precious gift to their village.

MAPINDUZI OUR TWELFTH VILLAGE

Water

The villagers of Mapinduzi have been hard at work preparing for the new water system. They've already dug by hand miles of trenches like this to run between the pump house, reservoir and distribution points. We expect to have the funding to complete this village in early 2017. Your generous support will make their dream a reality!
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