Sisters of St. Francis: Dignity Health 2016 Grantee

Access to clean water in the Lake Region of Tanzania

In the Lake Region where the Franciscan Sisters of St. Clare Mission live and work, clean water systems are being installed with the help of funds from Dignity Health grants.

The new water system is designed to provide clean water to villagers, animals, and crops.

With the current small wells being insufficient and located far from the village, and construction of larger wells too costly, this project involves the installation of storage tanks in the village that filter rain water, creating a less expensive and easily accessible option that also avoids the risk of pollution from soil contamination.

Two projects were successfully completed with the help of Dignity Health grants, and this year’s grant is helping to bring this technology to a third village.