The Kigogo Village, Tanzania Water and Sanitation project is complete.   The infrastructure has been installed and water is flowing to collection points within the village.   Steve Jones traveled to Kigogo Village to celebrate the transfer of ownership of the water system to the village.   And what a celebration it was!  
The second global grant project for Masandare Village has been authorized by district officials in Tanzania and Iowa, and is currently being reviewed by The Rotary Foundation.   It is hoped that TRF will approve the global grant by February so the project may begin in March.   
The Rotary Club of Same has identified six villages within the District of Same, Tanzania which are in greatest need for clean water and sanitation.  A third global grant project is being reviewed by the world service committee now, with a village to be identified soon.  The Rotary Club of Same, Tanzania serves as the host club, while the Rotary Club of Ames is the international club.   Both clubs, along with many other Rotary clubs and Rotary Districts partner to secure the funds needed to complete each grant, provide the expertise to design and install the system, and train village members on how to operate and maintain the system for years to come.
If you are interested in learning more about these global grants or possibility of traveling to Tanzania, please contact Gerald Klonglan at