This village is located about 46km out side of Dodoma town (15 km from the Dar el Salaam road)
Water sources: 2 sand rivers where water is collected by digging about 3 or 4 meters in the sand. The water from the sand rivers come in late November (beginning of the short raining season) and is usually dried up by late June, leaving people to travel about 5-8 km to the nearest water source (a well pump) .
Problem with water:
- The only source of water, a well pump has been out of sorts for the past 4 years.
· They have a bore hole but it is not working due to the old infrastructure. It was built in 1972 but has not been working since 2006. Need 11 million tsh (6,500 usd) to fix. Have a donor who will contribute 8 million and village needs to contribute 3 million (2,000 usd).
·Have a well at Jamhuri but it goes dry during the dry season.
·Working with other partners in water Ahamadia, Wana, and a Muslim organization.
Why do they want a sand dam?
·Because they need water throughout the year.
Crops that are grown:
- millet, maize, groundnuts, sunflower, mafuta.
- Ed and Debra Lloyd of Omega Int'l
|Ed Lloyd supervising the installment of the afri-dev pump|
LET THE CELEBRATION BEGIN!!!!!!!!!!!
Bishop Amos Celebrating with the people of Chololo
Celebration walk and Dance to the Site
|And the celebreation continues in Chololo with traditional dancing|