Elisabeth Schulz, Prof. Nuhu Hatibu, Tim Müller und Hatibu Hassan during their meeting at Impala Hotel
Elisabeth Schulz, Prof. Nuhu Hatibu, Tim Müller und Hatibu Hassan during their meeting at Impala Hotel

During the last few days we met with different local NGOs to discuss the SoWaDi System.

At Arusha we had a meeting with professor Nuhu Hatibu, who is the leader of a NGO called Kilimo Trust. We gave him a presentation of our device, its functioning system and the procedure of the project phase. As an expert on Tanzania and new technologies he gave us some valuable feedback. He also invited us to visit the building site of a school he is currently building with his family. We were happy to join his son Hatibu Hassan on a guided tour to the building site. Currently the workers drink untreated water and have to cope with waterborne diseases, because of this the family is very interested in our system.

Solar stove from CAMARTEC

We also met with Siza Tumbo, the leader of the Centre for Agricultural Mechanization and Rural Technologies (CAMARTEC). The organization focuses on agricultural technologies and their distribution. During a discussion we could show the advantages of our system and we decided to stay in contact. After the discourse we were given a tour of the grounds and the workshops.

In Moshi we met with Simon Mwakalinga, who is the leader of the NGO ACRO (Africana Community Rehabilitation Organization. The main focus of this NGO are also agricultural technologies, but when we met they had been planning on starting a water project. Therefore, ACRO is very interested in our technology. Simon will visit us at the Malage Vocational training center, once the devices have been built and are running.