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AFADU WATER PROJECT

Lirhanzo Irrigation FenceThe water project made possible with fund raising activities of "Girls on Top", a group of young Australian women who climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro, was completed in June 2007 and built with the help and support of the local community. The system consists of pumps, irrigation lines and water tanks. Water is pumped from the Mwenezi River to the Lirhanzo Children's Village some 3 km away and provides irrigation to farming communities who live between the village and the river as well as water for the Lirhanzo Children's Village, its own vegetable plots
and for their animals.Lirhanzo June 2009

Now, instead of one (often failed) crop a year, the local community members involved are ensured of two healthy maize and wheat crops a year and vegetables all year round.





Kids having lunch harvest time