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A report of water Project in LOSIMINGORI Village of Monduli District

(Lossimingori water pipeline rehabilitation project)

June 2010

CONTACT: Baraka N. Laizer The Coordinator – MPDO – LARETO P.O. BOX 13987 ARUSHA. Tel: +255 787975196 ,+255 754 975196 Email -: lebarakalaizer2@yahoo.com :mpopdlareto2005@yahoo.com


1.0 Introduction Lossimingori village community and MPDO-LARETO is grateful to welcome Roshan Kaderali and Peter Brown for visiting again to Losimingori village to see the progress of the project funded by Global partners for Development. This is the report of Lossimingori village water pipeline rehabilitation project. This project was funded by Global Partners for Development and implemented by MPDO-LARETO and the report covers the period from 2007 to June 2010. Activities undertaken included introduction of project objectives to concerned villages including planning and division of roles between MPDO-LARETO and villagers; training of village water committees on proper water and infrastructure management; excavation of pipeline trench and backfilling; removal of old pipes and laying and fitting of new pipelines ; construction of domestic water point; domestic water analysis to ensure water safety; and supply of durable water containers (250 Ltrs each) for women home use.

MPDO-LARETO Background Maasai Pastoralists Development Organization (MPDO - LARETO) is a Nongovernmental Organization formed in 2002 and formally registered in 2005 under the Ministry of Home Affairs with registration No. 13284. Its headquarters are based in Losimingori village, but having its communication office in Arusha City. MPDOLARETO was formed to with the objective of facilitating community development initiatives through capacity building and awareness creation in all sectors of development. The area of operation currently being Monduli District in the villages of Naiti, Lendikinya, Losimingori, Mbuyuni, Lepurko, Mti-minoja, Lashaine, Arkaria, Esilalei, Oltukai and Arkatan village. LARFTO is a Maasai word which means "community self-help". The organization was formed after the realization that the Maasai pastoral community especially in Monduli District are lagging behind in all aspects of development when -compared to other ethnic groups in Tanzania as well as in this modernized world. 2.0 Background to the project Lossimingori village is one of the villages in Monduli District and is located in Sepeko ward about 75kg from Arusha City. Previously in this project village there was an old water scheme which was used by different water users according to their granted water right. As the water scheme is old while many people need enough water for both domestic and livestock use, then there was a need to rehabilitate the water scheme to ensure reliable, clean and safe water supply to the village. Community members approached MPDO-LARETO for support in which Global Partners for Development funded the project from 2007. 3.0 Planned and Realized Activities The main project activity was to rehabilitate and improve water system in Lossimingori village. The following activities were realized during project implementation to include: 1.

Excavation of pipeline trench and backfilling. Community members contributed their labour to accomplish this work as seen from the photo below.


2. Removal of old pipes and laying and fitting of fifty (5) new pipelines (see photos below)

3. Construction of Orkisima domestic water point. This point was constructed in order to separate the former single place in which human and livestock get water together see photo below of Orkisima domestic water point.


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Domestic water laboratory analysis. Water analysis was requested by villagers and partners (MPDO & Global Partners) in order to know and be sure of water safety. The analysis (physical, chemical and bacteriological examinations) was done by Arusha Urban Water Supply and Sewerage Authority (AUWSA) and the final remarks and recommendation was that in accordance with the analysis the water was accepted for human consumption.

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The village water committee members were trained. The committee was trained on proper water management, water user charges. Awareness was also done to communities which helped them to conserve the water dams by planting sisal seedlings around the banks of water dams.

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Supply of 26 durable water containers (250 Ltrs each) for women was made to help them store enough water for home use instead of paying a number of visits to domestic water point therefore served their time for other purposes.

4.0 Benefits of the project to the village After the implementation of the project the following benefits were realized by Lossimingori villagers and their neighborhood to mention some:  Time served resulting from reduced distance to water point;  Increased water availability as a result of replacing old water pipes which used to waste water through leakages;  Women, children and older people can now fetch water at near domestic points;  Safe. and clean water reduced water borne diseases especially for infants and children all together therefore, improved community health;  Increased water for livestock use and separated domestic water point from livestock watering .places (cattle troughs);  Community awareness raised on clean and safe water and water user charge. Community members were ready and have contributed their efforts for water dam rehabilitation;  Reduced water conflicts between human and livestock and between community members when accessing water. 5.0 Sustainability of the project The project is sustainable from the fact that the village water committee members were trained on water system maintenance, water quality testing, and water management and water fund management for sustainability of the project. The money from opened village water bank account will also help to meet all required expenses for the water project maintenance and minor repairs however, from training and awareness to communities on the importance of their contribution to the project they will contribute towards running of the project therefore; we believe that the project will sustain itself for the long run. 6.0 Recommendations 1.

Still renovation is required to accomplish the project. About 1896 miters or about 312pcs of water GS pipes needed.


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Supply of additional 100-200 water containers (2501ts) is required for village women,

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At sub-village level training is needed for village members to be aware and able to elect proper and capable individuals in the coming election of new village water committee; also trained on proper use and management of water funds etc.

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More training is needed for large section of community members to understand more on proper ways to use existing pipeline and dams domestic and cattle troughs water points,

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More education is needed to communities on environmental conservation especially conserving water sources by planting sisal and trees seedlings around.

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Community mobilization campaigns are needed to ensure that they fully understand the importance of the project and engage themselves to participate, contribute, implement, and own the project for its sustainability. This is because some people are still seeing and feeling that the project belongs to donors and outside support.

7.0 Conclusion In conclusion therefore, Lossimingori water pipeline rehabilitation project came at a right time to address the problem of water shortage resulted from an existing water supply scheme fed by water spring from mount Losimingori reserved forest. The scheme is the only source of reliable water for the village as the other source is from earth dams which usually dry up during dry periods. The water infrastructure for that scheme were old and no longer able to supply enough water to the village due to breakages, leaks, poor storage and poor water distribution including poor water management in general. The water rehabilitation project supported the village to restore and improve water systems as old water pipelines were replaced by new ones; domestic water point constructed; the village water committee members were trained on proper water and its infrastructure management, water user charge, and conserving water sources; water laboratory analysis was done to be sure of water quality for human consumption and health protection. The Lossimingori community and the neighbor village of Naiti, MPDO-LARETO is very appreciative and is acknowledging the project support by Global Partners for Development-the donor who helped them to have reliable, clean and safe water and also improved their health status. In addition to availability of water for human use the increased water quantity due to reduced water lose through improved water infrastructure made water available for village livestock population from the same project. Therefore, the above-mentioned stakeholders wish to forward their many thanks to Global Partners for Development especially Mama Roshan Kaderali, and many thanks to Peter Brown the initiator wishing him prosperous and good life after ' his retirement from work, we say God bless you all. 8.0 Annexes 1. Financial element


2. Site visit time table

Annex 1. Table: project expenses S/No Description 1. 7.5mm G.S class "B" 2. Fittings 75mm sockets 3. Pipe's sealant 4. Transport of pipes (75kms) 5. Plumbing costs 6 Domestic water point F7.rO Project Administration Project total costs (Tshs)

Units 50pcs 50pcs 50pcs L.surn 5 Opcs 1 I.surn

Unit costs 155,000 7,500 1,000 200,000 9,500 5505000 1,0005000

Total cost 7~750,000 375,000 50,000 200,000 475,000 550,000 19000,000 10,400,000

Annex 2. Site visit Time table Time 10:00am 10:00-10:30 10:30-11:15 11:15-11:45 11:45-12:45 12:45--13:15 13:15-13:45 13:45-14:00

Activity Arrival of the guests Local dance and songs A word of welcome Presentation- project overview Visiting the project site Interactions- Questions and Answers Soft drinks Closure

Responsible Guests Village dance group Village chairperson MPDO-LARETO All All All MPDO-LARETO/Village chair_



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