Matangai

Overview

We drilled a clean water well in Matangai, bringing health to families who currently have no option but to drink vile swamp water.

Launched

Jul, 2016

Project Type

Water

Introduction

PEOPLE IN MATANGAI WERE HIKING OVER TWO HOURS TO REACH A DISGUSTING SWAMP THAT WAS FULL OF CONTAMINANTS.

As a result, the health situation was extremely dire, with many skin disorders, parasitic illnesses and life-threatening bacterial infections.


During Treana’s intense visit to Matangai, a village leader named Daniel expressed his desperation by drinking from a bottle filled with a dark liquid – his gaze never leaving hers. He then threw it to the ground, stating: “This is the water we drink.” 


After Daniel returned to his seat, Treana stood and retrieved a bottle of clean water from the truck, placed the bottle before them and said, “This is the water you will be drinking.”


The villagers sat in stunned silence at her bold proclamation. Other organizations had promised to bring clean water to Matangai in the past and nobody has ever followed through…until now.


It took multiple attempts to reach water, but Treana was determined to keep her promise and Matangai now has one of the most productive water wells in the area. In addition to providing clean drinking water, the people of Matangai now have opportunities in education, gardening and health that would be impossible without a reliable source of safe water. 

Other organizations had promised to bring clean water to Matangai in the past and nobody has ever followed through 

Despite the many attempts to reach water, Matangai now has one of the most productive water wells in the area. In addition to providing clean drinking water, the villagers now have opportunities in education, gardening and health that would be impossible without a reliable source of safe water. 

When we sold out of the NOIR scarf and Matangai received clean water, everyone was safer and healthier. You can purchase another of our ‘limited edition’ colours in order to support one of the many other villages in need.

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IMPACT

We drilled six boreholes

in order to get clean water.

Matangai’s water is the cleanest, purest and most plentiful that we’ve seen to date

People in Matangai were hiking over two hours to reach a disgusting swamp that is full of contaminants

This community had never had access to clean water close to their village

Matangai’s water is the cleanest, purest and most plentiful that we’ve seen to date

This community had never had access to clean water close to their village

People in Matangai were hiking over two hours to reach a disgusting swamp that is full of contaminants

Where does my money go?

For any contribution you make, the full amount of your donation goes directly to our humanitarian work in Africa. So every dollar that is donated to our life-saving projects makes an impact, giving people the resources they need to thrive.