Hafirs - Rainwater collection tanks for home garden irrigation
A gift of a hafir creates a home water source to reduce the need for women and children to haul water long distances. This 12 m3 trench is lined and covered with plastic to decrease evaporation and filtration. Surrounded by a natural jatropha tree or acacia thorn fence to keep animals and small children out, a hafir can hold 12,000 liters of water and only costs 1/50th of other conventional options! During the rains, the tank collects and stores rainwater that can then be used for various tasks during the dry season, such as watering home gardens.
To Donate to this project click here and scroll down to "How to Give".Grain stores for improved storage to reduce 40%+ losses
- Provide a hafir for one family (US $30)
- Train families to purify the water for kitchen use and help neighbors to build their own hafir (US $100)
A gift of a Grain Store Training Package will help rural communities alter their traditional grain stores and reduce the current average losses, which exceed 40% from field to mouth. The package includes training on how to modify traditional stores, reduce molds through improved selection and drying techniques prior to storage, implement the use of biodegradable pest management, such as ashes and Neem tree leaves, and how to reduce access to the grain by rats. The trainings also entail working with neighbors to help them build their own stores, which will lower the training costs over time as improved grain stores increase in usage.
To Donate to this project click here and scroll down to "How to Give".Improved fruit and vegetable drying to reduce 50% losses
- Provide a grain “store” for improved storage (US $40)
- Permanent grain store and training to help neighbors build their own stores (US $100)
A gift of a Food Drying Training Package will help rural communities work together to dry their excess fruits and green garden products for later use in the dry season, or for sale to augment incomes. Typical on-farm losses from field to mouth exceed 50% due to the lack of food preservation knowledge and methods. Furthermore, these on-farm losses contribute to the significant and common vitamin A deficiencies found in mothers’ and children’s diets, especially during the dry season. GSC’s training package includes alternative low-cost drying structures, education about appropriate drying methods, and information sessions on how to reconstitute the dried foods for preparation and use in cooking.
To Donate to this project click here and scroll down to "How to Give".STEP 1:
- Modified home food dryer for individual use (US $50)
- Community food dryer for community members to share (US $300)
- Community food dryer and training on drying techniques and methods (US $400)
Determine the gifts and amounts for each gift you would like to give. STEP 2:
to select these gifts and pay using the secure GSC online donation page. STEP 3:
Verify your gift selections and payment information STEP 4:
Print the gift notification cards you selected and enclose in your own card or box.
You will be sent an email with details about your contribution. This is your donation acknowledgment for tax purposes.
Global Service Corps thanks you for your generous donation to assist communities in Tanzania receive training and resources that will help them live healthier lives.