As planned, five CloudFisher mini could be set up in the highlands of Tanzania in January 2020 despite partly adverse weather conditions. With great interest from the school children and with the active support of the local population.
“Team Tanzania” with the cooperation partners of ped-world and viva con agua had previously provided for the installation of five cisterns, each of which can hold 50,000 litres of drinking water. An enormous challenge in this difficult to access area. The Babati region is located more than 200 kilometres south of Arusha (Kilimanjaro) and 2,000 metres above sea level. Well construction is not possible there because of the low groundwater level. But the almost daily fog phases can now be used to obtain clean water from the air with the help of the CloudFisher.
With positive and noticeable effects: The children no longer have to be sent to fetch water, and in the schools a warm lunch can be cooked with the water – and from the natural resources brought along. The construction of the fog collectors is now followed by so-called WASH training courses, which teach the local people how to use the valuable resource of water correctly.
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