Maji (water, in Swahili) is something we all take for granted here in the UK, yet it is essential to life, and our absolute privilege to live in a time and place where it is clean, drinkable and available all of the time at the turn of a tap.
And now this is something we are increasingly humbled to be a part of in Tanzania – providing fresh, clean drinking water to families on the beautiful Mt. Kilimanjaro.
The glacier is melting as we have witnessed with our own eyes, and an increasing population, combined with increased farming is putting greater demand on a dwindling resource.
Following the success of last year's pipework to supply the Kichao village in Mweka, we have now been asked to help with a neighbouring project whereby 37 families have no clean water supply – the solution is to set-up storage tanks so that in times of less water they can fill up overnight in order to make supply the following day.
So we'll be installing 2x 5,000 litre tanks similar to this in order to supply the village of Kifura Sawmill in Mweka.
Digging and preparation work is happening now and we should get some photos of completed work in the next few months. And I'll be sure to see the work on my next visit myself.
Ethical Addictions is now 10 years old and I'm genuinely surprised and humbled that drinking good coffee would have led to this and the other things we get to do.
Thanks everyone for being part of this.
Here's to making a difference together,
Ian & EATeam