Bible college water supply in Bariadi, Tanzania

Majahida Bible College had been without a water supply for 6 years. The CED-supported project provided water to the college, using a supply found in a deep well, at a cost of £24,000.

The college is a ministry of the Africa Inland Church, but has to fund itself through student fees and gifts. Their shallow well with solar powered pump had already worn out, and the large tank on the campus was empty.

After a first unsuccessful drill, a more sophisticated survey was done by the Shinyanga municipal engineer. Local drillers then successfully reached drinkable water in a different place in 2016. CED supervised the installation of a pump and generator, which also uses the remaining power of the existing solar panels. The college is charging people for the water to fund future repairs.

Who benefitted from the scheme?

300 staff and students at college plus the surrounding area.

Who did CED partner with?

Africa Inland Church, Tanzania.

Local well drillers were contracted to carry out the work and Davis and Shirtliff installed the pump. CED made visits to inspect the work and to advise. College staff made final connections to tank and received training in managing the system.

What did it cost and who paid for it?

The project was funded by churches and individuals through CED, with CED making up the shortfall.

Initial 100m deep bore through rock, inc. survey£3,900
Second survey£750
105m borehole, inc casings, developmt & test£6,100
Pump, generator, installation£6,500
Local management, tools and training£850
CED admin and travel cost£6,000

Case History – Majahida Bible College (PDF)