By awarding your vote, you have once again decided on the distribution of the donation sum of 55,000 euros!
The result of the vote was as follows:
1. Ingenieure ohne Grenzen e.V. receives 30.000 Euro
2. Viva con Agua de St. Pauli e.V. receives 15.000 Euro
3. BORDA e.V. receives 10.000 Euro
In 2017 and 2018 HANSA-FLEX donated 55,000 euros in support of three aid organisations and their selected projects. A lot has happened at the project sites in Uganda, Bangladesh and Tanzania since the donation cheques were handed over in January of this year. As the end of a year is always accompanied by a look back on past events, here is a summary of the concrete progress which has been made this year with the help of the HANSA-FLEX donation.
With your votes you have supported this water project with a donation of 30.000 euros. In concrete terms, it has helped around 1,500 people this year. They now have direct access to clean and safe drinking water, as water tanks have been built in close proximity to the schools of the various village communities. Here the residents can now get water for their daily household use and don’t have to travel miles to the nearest water source. As a result, the adults now have more time to work and their children can attend school. This project not only improves the water supply situation of the local people in a sustainable and efficient way, but also their chances of education and a healthy life.
In addition, the village communities have jointly decided that five Tanzanian shillings (equivalent to 0.1 euro cent) must be paid for every litre of water removed. In this way their aim is to finance the maintenance and repair of the tanks and ensure their long-term usability. This major project by Ingenieure ohne Grenzen (Engineers without borders) has been running since 2008. Since then, more than 230 cisterns have been built.
This extensive, large-scale WASH project has received a donation of 15,000 euros. A lot has already been achieved with this donation in the course of this year. More than 10,000 people now have access to clean drinking water and around 5,000 use safe sanitary facilities. Six new well construction sites have been identified and two schools have already been equipped with rainwater tanks. In order to promote and expand knowledge about hygiene and water use among the population, both numerous health clubs and water use committees have been established in communities and schools. In addition, at 26 schools special workshops have been held on this topic and an awareness campaign with more than 3,000 participants has been carried out.
A very special campaign has also been launched to appeal to young people in particular: a Football-4-WASH-tournament has been held at 13 schools to date, during which almost 7,000 pupils have been actively introduced to the subject of water and hygiene.